Water Course at CMU Part I: Introduction to Colorado Water Supply, Use and Law

Colorado Mesa University
February 11th, 2019
CMU University Center Ballroom
Grand Junction, CO

Join Colorado Mesa University for this 3-evening seminar series on water in our region!

  • February 11: Introduction to Colorado Water Supply, Use and Law
    • Water Supply and Use in Colorado and the Colorado River Basin - Becky Mitchell, Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board
    • Introduction to Colorado Water Law - Rob Pierce, Attorney, Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn, L.L.P.
  • February 18: Impacts of Drought & Aridification 
    • Impacts on fish - Speaker TBA
    • Increasing fire in riparian areas - Doug Paul, Wildland Fire Mitigation/ Training Officer, Bureau of Land Management
    • Impacts on Municipal Water - Randi Kim, Utilities Director, City of Grand Junction
    • Impacts on Agriculture - Paul Kehmeier, Salinity Coordinator, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and Farmer
  • February 25: Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning 
    • Why Plan? Takeaways from the Colorado River Risk Study - John Carron, Founder and Principal, Hydros Consulting
    • Overview of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan - Karen Kwon, First Assistant Attorney General to the Federal & Interstate Water Unit, Colorado Attorney General's Office (invited)
    • Boosting Supply through Cloud Seeding and Phreatophyte Control - Dave Kanzer, Deputy Chief Engineer, Colorado River District
    • Drought Operations at Colorado River Storage Project Reservoirs - Speaker TBA
    • Reducing Use through Demand Management:
      • Colorado Water Conservation Board Approach - Brent Newman, Section Chief, 
        Interstate, Federal, and Water Information Section, Colorado Water Conservation Board
      • Grand Valley Benefits, Risks & Opportunities - Mark Harris, General Manager, Grand Valley Water Users Association


Register or Sponsor on-line here

Register or Sponsor by mail with this form 

Cost - $45/ series or $20/ session (free for K-12 teachers and CMU students, faculty & staff; discounts for Hutchins Water Center donors; scholarships available - contact hholm@coloradomesa.edu).

Registration covers all materials + a light dinner.  


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