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2013 Water Course

2013 Water Course - Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 6-9pm

CMU University Center Ballroom, Grand Junction, CO

Maps & Directions (parking in the garage attached to the University Center is free in the evenings)

The public is invited to this evening seminar series on how water is managed in our region.

The following continuing education credits can be provided: Colorado Operators Certification Program: .6 SU Training Units; School District 51: .5 Renewal Hours; Continuing Legal Education: 8 hours; Realtor Continuing Education: 8 hours. Engineers can claim credits by saving course materials and certificates. Certificates of completion will be provided.


Session 1, Feb. 11:

CO Water Law, History and Culture (click for slides):

- Kirsten Kurath

- Justice Gregory Hobbs

Session 2, Feb. 18:

Cooperative Initiatives for Water Management & River Health

- Salinity: John Sottilare

- South Canal: Jim Heneghan

- Riparian Rest: Tamarisk Coalition

- Dolores Fish Flows: David Graf

Session 3, Feb. 25:

Current Water Policy Issues:

- Proposed bills: Chris Treese

summary status

- Statewide water planning: background info

Jacob Bornstein, CWCB

Rick Brinkman, City of GJ

Carlyle Currier, Rancher

- New Oil & Gas Rules for Water Quality Monitoring:

Chris Canfield, COGCC

Kirby Wynn, Garfield County

Stan Dempsy, CO Petrol Ass

Sarah Sauter, Cons Ctr


Cost is $45 for the whole series or $20/ session.* You can register and pay by mail with this downloadable form or on-line with a credit card.

Scholarships available for high school and university students and K-12 teachers.

*Water Center financial supporters receive discounted admission: $35 for the whole series or $15/ session; course is free for CMU students and employees. Discounts applied in the on-line registration process.

For more information, call 970-248-1968 or email


Benefactor ($1,000)


Sponsors ($200)




Williams, Turner & Holmes, P.C.

Rettig Farms

265 32 Road, Grand Junction