Western Water Symposium to host conversations on new water innovations

Thursday July 20, 2017 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, CSU, Western Water Symposium and Barbecue


FORT COLLINS -- On July 24, Colorado State University Libraries  will host the 2017 Western Water Symposium and Barbecue, an event that will feature conversations about new innovations surrounding water law, policy and technology, while benefiting its Water Resources Archive, an irreplaceable collection of historical documents pertaining to water in Colorado.western-water-symposium-logo

Jennifer Gimbel, Gregory J. Hobbs Jr., John Stulp, Jennifer Pitt and Patrick O’Toole are scheduled to speak at this year’s Symposium and Barbecue at CSU’s Morgan Library. The speakers will share their knowledge and lead important conversations on the theme of water optimism and innovation, CSU said.

CSU Senior Water Policy Scholar Gimbel will emcee the program.

Hobbs, author of The Public’s Water Resource, Articles on Water Law, History, and Culture, will share his 20 years of experiences as a Colorado Supreme Court Justice and discuss historical water developments in the Cache la Poudre River Basin.

His talk is titled, “The Poudre River’s Heritage: Turn Back or Move Forward?"

Stulp, special policy advisor to the governor for water and director of the Interbasin Compact Committee, will discuss “Water’s Innovative Future,” covering statewide innovations and the collaborative efforts required to achieve them.

Following a barbecue lunch, the National Audubon Society’s Colorado River Program Director Pitt, who has worked to protect and restore Colorado rivers, will share her exceptional experiences surrounding management approaches for the Colorado River in “We’re All in It Together: Crafting Colorado River Management for the 21st Century.”

O’Toole, president of the Family Farm Alliance, will tackle a broader perspective and outlook on water innovation and optimism in a national context.

His talk is titled, “What’s Old is New, What’s New is Old.”

A special panel of innovators will follow the symposium with their unique perspectives, and a tour of the Water Resources Archive will conclude the day.

A reception immediately follows. The event begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 6 p.m.

Cost to attend is $100 and includes the symposium, reception, and lunch; student admission is $50. All proceeds benefit the Water Resources Archive.

To register or for more information, click here.