Colorado Water Workshop
THE COLORADO WATER WORKSHOP ANNOUNCES
THE FIRST ANNUAL WATER FUTURES GAMES
MAY 29-31, 2019
WESTERN STATE COLORADO UNIVERSITY
The Colorado Water Workshop will host the First Annual Water Futures Games May 29-31, 2019 on the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison. This is not your father’s water conference.
STATIONARITY IS DEAD
Stationarity assumes that the systems that we have developed in the past will be adequate to face future challenges.
- By 2050, the population in the Colorado River Basin is expected to increase 50-100%.
- Water supplies in the Basin are already fully appropriated, if not over-appropriated.
- Climate change models predict a decrease of 20-30% in water supplies in the Basin by 2050.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
The Water Futures Games will organize interdisciplinary teams of “the next generation of water professionals” to explore answers to this question: to imagine futures. “Elders” in the water world will act as consultants to these teams.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
(When we say interdisciplinary, we mean interdisciplinary.)
Water touches all of us. Welcome hydrologists, poets, ecologists, filmmakers, engineers, sociologists, artists, planners, teachers, community organizers, journalists, lawyers, and dreamers.
The Games welcome individual applicants as well as interdisciplinary teams.