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Next Generation Water Summit

The Summit focuses on water conservation and water reuse in the arid Southwest.  It brings together builders, designers, architects and water professionals to share best practices and brainstorm new ones through charrettes. In 2018, their featured keynote speaker will be Jonathan Overpeck. Overpeck’s visionary work has been at the forefront of the heated climate change public debates and identifying the risks to managing water resources, providing valuable insights into past climate variability and change in the Southwest.

Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention

The Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention takes place annually, in January, for three days in Denver, Colorado. The 2018 convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, January 24-26.

The Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention is the premier water industry event in the state, attracting 500+ attendees that convene for networking and collaboration on the important water issues of the day.

Springs Ecosystem Science: 2018 Symposium

Don't miss the opportunity to share your knowledge about springs ecosystems, hydrology, and cultural significance all while networking with other scientists and managers at the beautiful Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ!

Managing Rivers, Reservoirs, and Lakes in the Face of Drought

Join this international gathering of instream flow specialists, practioners, water managers, and scientists to learn practical tools and strategies for sustaining and protecting ecological values of water. The workshop opens with a daylong training session on Tuesday where you can select 2 out of 4 available training sessions on topics related to FERC hydropower licensing, water law concepts for dealing with drought, reducing uncertainty in riverine ecosystems during environmental change, or handling information in water management issues.

2019 Riparian Restoration Conference

RiversEdge West's 17th Annual Conference, in partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden, was held February 5-7, 2019 at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ. The conference sold out, with over 210 people in attendance across 15 states and two countries.  

Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum

Save the Date for the 8th Annual Forum!
Planning for the Forum will begin in January of 2018; if you would like to participate in that process, email

Annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference

About the Annual Colorado’s Advancing Environmental Education Conference:

Partners in the Outdoors Conference

The Partners in the Outdoors Conference brings together stakeholders engaged in the future of Colorado's conservation and recreational opportunities.  The conference provides a platform to network, collaborate, and create initiatives that connect coalitions of organizations, agencies, schools, businesses, and communities. At this one-of-a-kind conference, you'll work together to advance outdoor recreation, education, and conservation.

Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum: Stories from the Field

The 2017 Forum will showcase stories that illuminate the challenges and complexities involved in trying to understand Upper Colorado River Basin water issues and manage water in new ways, as well as the insights that result from this work.

DRAFT PROGRAM: print-friendly versionversion with abstracts and bios linked (in progress)

2017 Quivira Conference: Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center

The Quivira Coalition invites you and your members to the 2017 Quivira Conference: Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center, November 15-17, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, NM.
The conference is internationally renowned for bringing together thought leaders, agrarian innovators, and land stewards—from across the Southwest and around the world—for three days of provocative plenary presentations, networking, and special events focused on the intersection of agriculture and conservation.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Organizer: Texas A&M AgriLife and the Texas Water Resources Institute

This training will focus on natural design processes for stream restoration projects. Materials delivered in the training will help attendees understand:

Urban stream functions,

Impacts of...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Westin Riverfront Resort
Avon, CO

Save the Date! 

Expanding cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection and enhancement by informing participants about new issues and...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Organizer: Center for Colorado River Studies, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University

Moab, UT
8:45a – 1p

Anne Castle (former Assistant Secretary of Interior for Water and Science)
Brad Udall (Senior Climate and Water Research Fellow, Colorado Water Institute)
David Rubin (University of...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Organizer: North American Invasive Species Management Association

Rochester, MN

The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) is a biennial conference. The Conference host organizations and organizing committees are pleased to join with the ...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Austin, TX

The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference is a professional level meeting including keynote speakers, concurrent sessions (with multiple presentations), workshops, field trips, poster sessions...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Organizer: Natural Areas Association

Bloomington, IN

This year’s theme is Building Resilience: The Future of Natural Areas. Environmental change is dramatically impacting the resilience of natural areas and their ability to rebound from disturbance...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Organizer: Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association

Hotel Albuqurque
Albuquerque, NM

For the first time ever, the Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association will collaborate to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Organizer: Ruth Powell Hutchins Water Center

Save the Date for the 8th Annual Forum!
Planning for the Forum will begin in January of 2018; if you would like to participate in that process, email hholm@...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Organizer: Colorado Weed Management Association

Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO

$200 per member

$300 per non-member


Click here to register for the 2018 CWMA Conference!...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Organizer: Invasive Plant Control Inc.

Nashville, TN
You are invited to attend the second annual Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference to be held in Nashville, TN December 12-14th, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  This year’s...
Friday, January 11, 2019


Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, AZ

Join us for the second annual Upper Gila Watershed Forum (Formerly Upper Gila River State of the Watershed Meeting) on January 11th at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Arizona. This year's...


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