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Planning for an Uncertain Future:
Drought Contingency Planning, Demand Management,
and West Slope Agriculture

October 23, 2018

Sponsored by Grand Valley Water Users Association
Hosted by CMU Water Center
Moderator:  Luke Gingerich, P.E. J-U-B Engineers



10:00---Big River Policy Issues

Amy Haas, Executive Director, Upper Colorado River Commission - slides presented

Amy Ostdiek, Assistant Attorney General, CO Dept. of Law, Federal & Interstate Water Unit, and
Brent Newman, Section Chief, Interstate & Federal Section, Colorado Water Conservation Board - slides presented

Kevin Rein, CO State Engineer & Director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources - slides presented


11:45 ---Lunch


12:15---Risk Study III, Hydrology, & Implications

Eric Kuhn, former General Manager CRWCD - slides presented

1:00---West Slope Ag Localized Policy Implications

Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River Water Conservation District - slides presented

Bruce Whitehead, Executive Director, Southwest Water Conservation District - slides presented

Kevin McBride, District Manager, Upper Yampa River Conservancy District

Frank Kugel, General Manager, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District - slides presented

Steve Anderson, CWCB Board Member & Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Assoc. GM


2:30---Facilitated Discussion


3:00---Closing Comments & Adjournment