2018 Water Course

6:00pm - 9:00pm on February 13, 20 & 27
CMU University Center Ballroom

The 2018 Water Course covered Hydrology and Water Law in Colorado; Preparing for a Drier Future; and Grand Valley Initiatives to Improve Habitat and River Access. Slide presentations from the event are posted below. 

PROGRAM

February 13:
Session 1 – Colorado Hydrology & Water Law

6:00 - Introduction to the 2018 Water Course
Hannah Holm, Hutchins Water Center at CMU

6:10 - Hydrology of Colorado and the Colorado River Basin + Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Gigi Richard, Colorado Mesa University
presentation slides

7:10 – Break

7:30 - Colorado Water Law: Overview and Recent Adjustments
Kirsten Kurath, Williams, Turner & Holmes, PC
presentation slides

February 20:
Session 2 – Preparing for a Drier Future

6:00 – Introduction to Session 2
Hannah Holm, Hutchins Water Center at CMU

6:10 – The Risk of a Drier Future
Aldis Strautins, National Weather Service
presentation slides

7:00 – Break

7:10 – Agricultural Demand Management Studies
Perry Cabot, Colorado Water Institute
presentation slides

8:00 – Break

8:10 - Municipal Water Strategies for Handling Drought + What Residents Can Do
Joe Burtard, Ute Water
presentation

February 27:
Session 3 – Grand Valley Initiatives to Improve Habitat and River Access

6:00 – Introduction to Session 3
Hannah Holm, Hutchins Water Center at CMU

6:10 – Desert Rivers Collaborative work on riparian restoration + volunteer opportunities
Cara Kukuraitis, Tamarisk Coalition
presentation slides

7:00 – Break

7:10 – Endangered Fish Habitat Improvements
Dale Ryden, US Fish and Wildlife Service
presentation slides

8:00 – Break

8:10 – Grand Junction Riverfront Improvement Plans
Traci Wieland and Trent Prall, City of Grand Junction
presentation slides

8:45CO Parks & Wildlife Riparian Restoration Work
Pete Firmin and David Graf, CO Parks & Wildlife
CPW Intro  Firmin slides  Graf slides

 

SPONSORSHIP 

There are sponsorship opportunities at the $1,000, $500 and $200 levels. Benefits of sponsorship include registration for multiple participants; recognition during the program; and the opportunity to include fliers in participant packets. Details on sponsorship benefits can be reviewed on this printable form, and sponsorship can be paid for by check using the form, or on-line through the registration page

SPONSORS

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