2011 Presentations

Colorado Mesa University

October 31, 2011

Program with Links to Presentations

8:15 - Climate Change and the Long-term outlook for Upper Colorado River Basin

Water Resources

9:15 - Negotiating Water Policy: Past, Present and Future

10:30 - Indicators of Watershed Needs & Watershed-Based Initiatives

11:15 - Restoration: Case Studies

1:15 - 2:00 Poster Session

  • Watershed Boundary Dataset: Past and Present - John Wesley Powell's Vision for the West, Kathy Isham and Jeff Simley, US Geological Survey
  • The Chemistry and Dynamics of Selenium Mobilization in Western Colorado, Dr. Russell Walker, Colorado Mesa University
  • Pilot-Scale Testing of a Passive Bioreactor for Removal of Selenium from Water, Tom Rutkowski , Golder Associates Inc. and Russ Walker, Colorado Mesa University
  • Selenium in Fish Tissue: Prediction Equations for Conversion between Whole Body, Muscle, and Eggs, Barb Osmundson and Joe Skorupa, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Field assessment of mercury exposure to Colorado pikeminnow within designated critical habitat, Barb Osmundson and Joel Lusk, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Formation of a Watershed Group in the Colorado Basin: The Middle Colorado River Watershed Partnership of Garfield County, Colorado, John Lavey and Clark Anderson, Sonoran Institute; Denis Reich, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University; Jeff Crane, Colorado Watershed Assembly; Chris Treese, Colorado River District
  • Evidence for Incision of the Colorado River Related to Historic (1880-1940) Arroyo Events in the Semi-Arid Southwest, Geoffrey Warden, Dr. Andres Aslan, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University
  • Geospatial Development of Governance Layers in the Colorado River Basin, Faith Sternlieb, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University

2:00 - Data Gathering and Sharing Projects

2:00a - Education Strategies and Collaboration Opportunities

2:45b - Geomorphology in Upper Colorado Basin Streams

3:30 - Potential Solutions: Innovations in Water Use, Storage, Planning and Collaboration