Water Workshop 2007



May 22-24, 2007 , at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison





1:00    Welcome from Colorado State Representative Kathleen Curry

Opening Remarks, Peter Lavigne, Conference Director
Mapping Policy: Visions of the Colorado River Watershed

1:20    MaryLou Smith, Aqua Engineering, Ft. Collins. Telling Our Stories: The Stories behind the Stance -- An inter-active multi-media session.

2:20-2:35 Break

2:35    Panel Session: Is the Era of Basin Diversions Over?
Moderated by Melinda Kassen, Trout Unlimited.

          Aaron P. Million An Alternative Regional Water Supply for Colorado


5:45 Pre Banquet Libations: Red Mountain Room & Union Patio

Dinner Banquet: Kebler Ballroom

Banquet keynote Speaker: James Lochhead, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Aspen office.
Introduction by Mike Applegate, Applegate Group Inc.
Opportunities and Challenges for the Colorado River Compact and the Law of the River.
Given unresolved senior water rights of Native Nations, projected short and long term climate changes, demands for ecological restoration in the Colorado River Delta, Grand and Glen Canyons, conflicts over water for Mexico, and recent agreements for modifications to the Colorado River Compact by the seven states, what are the challenges and opportunities yet to be faced for the Compact and the Law of the River?

WEDNESDAY MAY 23 Kebler Ballroom

8:45 Panel: Meeting Challenges for the Colorado River Watershed
Introductory Remarks by Session Moderator Pamela Hyde, J.D., Flagstaff, AZ.

9:00 Ferrell Secakuku, former chair of the Hopi Nation.

9:50 Patricia Mulroy, Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Beyond the Divisions: New Visions of the Colorado River Watershed.

10:40 -11:00 Break

11:00 Richard Ingebretsen, M.D., Ph.D. Glen Canyon Institute.
Glen Canyon: Restoration of the Heart of the Colorado

11:50 Panel Q & A (ask questions of each other - 2 minute answers moderated by Pam Hyde), Audience Q & A.

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Luncheon Speaker: Professor and Associate Dean Robert Adler, University of Utah School of Law. Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems: A Troubled Sense of Immensity.

1:50-2:15 Break

2:15 Meeting Challenges for the Colorado River Watershed II
Session Moderator: Lawrence J. MacDonnell

Jennifer Pitt, Senior Resource Analyst, Environmental Defense. The River No More? Water for the Delta

2:55 Arturo Herrera Solís, Mexican Commissioner, International Boundary Water Commission/Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas. Colorado River Equalizations, Equity and Environment in Mexico

3:35 Prof. Carlos de la Parra, Tijuana, Mexico. Colorado River Management: Opportunities for the U.S. and Mexico

5:15 Adjourn Dinner on your own in the Upper Gunnison

Wednesday Evening - Showing of Water Film – TBA

THURSDAY MAY 24 Kebler Ballroom

8:15 Panel: Economics, Policy & Science: Never the Twain shall meet?
Session Moderator: Don Glaser, Executive Director Colorado Foundation for Water Education

8:15 Jack Flobeck, Aqua Prima. Colorado's Thirsty Future

8:50 Mark Bird, Community College of Southern Nevada. A Water Induced Economic Collapse of California

9:30-9:50 Break

9:50 Eric Kuhn, Colorado River Water Conservation District. Climate Change and Flows in the Colorado River

10:30 Prof. Jack Schmidt, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Hydrologic and Morphologic Changes of the Colorado River System Upstream from Hoover Dam: A Mandate for Restoration?

11:20 Mike Cohen, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, Boulder office. Solutions for the Salton Sea?

12:00-1:30 Lunch and Closing Speakers

Lunch Speaker: Rick Gold, Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation Upper Colorado Region.
Closing Remarks: Peter Lavigne, Water Workshop Director.