AWRA 2016 Symposium Water in the 21st Century West: The Times They are a Changin’

2016 Annual Symposium

The Colorado Section of AWRA and the Colorado Foundation for Water Education Present:

Water in the 21st Century West: The Times They are a Changin

Friday, April 22nd
7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Mount Vernon Country Club
24933 Club House Circle
Golden, CO 80401

Keynote speakers:
Mike King, Denver Water
Senior Water Judge Gregory J. Hobbs
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AWRA 2016 Symposium Schedule
7:30am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am – Introduction and Welcome
Katie Melander, AWRA CO President
Laurna Kaatz, AWRA CO President-Elect

8:50am – Colorado Foundation for Water Education

Mike King, Director of Planning, Denver Water

9:45am – Break

10:00am – Morning Session
Title: Water Planning in the West
Moderator: Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water
Collaboration is Key: The Arkansas Basin Watershed Health Process – Gary Barber
Connecting Silos: Land and Water Use Integration in Colorado – Kevin Reidy, State Water Conservation Technical Specialist, CWCB
Integrated Water Supply Planning in Colorado – A Tale of Two Cities – Enrique Triana, MWH
When Water Gets Murky – Esther Vincent, Water Quality Specialist, Northern Water

11:45pm- Buffet Luncheon

Justice Gregory Hobbs, Former Supreme Court Judge

1:00pm – Stepping Through Time: Colorado’s Climate, Water Resources, and Technology – Nolan Doesken, State climatologist


Afternoon Session A
Title: Technology and the West
Moderator: Dave Colvin, Leonard Rice Engineers
1:30pm – Scholarship Presentations
Measuring and Monitoring Our Snow-Water Resource – Noah Molotch, University of Colorado at Boulder
Improving Customer Satisfaction Using GIS – Robert Stansauk and Phillip Segura, Denver Water
Water Management Tools: Do You Know Where Your Water Is? – Dale Trowbridge, New Cache La Poudre Irrigation Company

Afternoon Session B
Title: The Colorado Frontier
Moderator: Bill Battaglin, USGS
1:30pm – Scholarship Presentations
Complying with SB-212, Rebuttable Presumption for Storm Water and Infiltration Facilities – Paul Hindman, Director of UDFCD
Nutrient trends in the Nation’s rivers and streams since 1972: Where does Colorado stand – Lori Sprague, USGS
Floodplain Development Permitting in Boulder County: A post-Flood Perspective – Harry Katz, Environmental Planner and Certified Floodplain Manager at Boulder County DOT
2:45pm Break
3:00pm The One World One Water (OWOW) Center at MSU Denver, and Colorado’s Water Education Legacy – Tom Cech , Director of the One World One Water Center at MSU

3:25pm Lightning Talks
Title: Changes in Water Administration – A Conversation with the Boots that run the Water
Moderator: Karlyn Armstrong, Colorado Division of Water Resources
Brian Romig – Lead Water Administrator, Supervising Water District 44, 54, 55, 56, 57, and lower 58 (Yampa River Basin), Colorado Division of Water Resources
Caren Aguilar – Accounting and Reservoir Administrator, Water Division 1 (South Platte River basin), Colorado Division of Water Resources
Doug Hollister – District 10 Water Commissioner and North Regional Team Leader, Districts 10, 14, and 15 (Fountain Creek, Arkansas River: Portland to Folwer, and Saint Charles River), Colorado Division of Water Resources

4:00pm – Reception / Silent Auction


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