Tapping into Water Solutions

An aerial view of the East Orchard Mesa
An aerial view shows the South Platte River and Sterling Irrigation Co. Ditch No. 1. Photo by William A. Cotton / Colorado State University

Water in the West Symposium set for a second time in Denver

Worried about water in our thirsty region?

The Colorado State University System will hold its second Water in the West Symposium on March 14, 2019, to address the research, education, innovations, infrastructure, financing, policies, and collaborations urgently needed to better manage increasingly scarce water resources.

The daylong symposium in Denver will feature speakers including Gary Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners, the global joint venture owned by 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society.

During the first Water in the West Symposium in Spring 2018, about 30 experts discussed critical water-related concerns for farmers and ranchers, municipalities, and a variety of industry users.

The second meeting also will dive into water concerns from a variety of stakeholder perspectives, with the aim of identifying opportunities for solution-driven action.

Ideas presented will shape work at the forthcoming CSU Water Building, the first building planned for the National Western Center, the events and educational hub that will transform the grounds of the National Western Stock Show. CSU is one of five lead partners in the redevelopment.

The Water in the West Symposium website features more comprehensive information about the upcoming conference.