Water in the West 2019

The second annual CSU System Water in the West Symposium at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora sold out with more than 350 attendees, and showcased speakers from across the state and nation to dive deep into water issues affecting the western region, and to explore innovative solutions to water challenges across sectors.

Every year, this event mirrors programing and conversations that will be ongoing at Spur. Please click the hyperlinks below to view video of the sessions or view slides from presenters, where applicable.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Symposium kick-off + reception
Location: Juniper Ballroom Pre-function, Gaylord Rockies

Thursday, November 7, 2019

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast + registration
Location: Juniper Ballroom Pre-function, Gaylord Rockies

9-9:10 a.m.

Welcome + Land Acknowledgement
Jocelyn Hittle — Colorado State University System
Tyrone Smith — Colorado State University

9:10-9:30 a.m.

Opening remarks
Tony Frank — Colorado State University System
Secretary Tom Vilsack — Colorado State University System

9:30-10 a.m.

Keynote
Walter Robb — Stonewall Robb Advisors

10-10:15 a.m.

Colorado Solutions
Jim Lochhead — Denver Water
Becky Mitchell — Colorado Water Conservation Board

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Solutions in Finance and Funding
Moderator: Beth Walker — Colorado State University
Matt McKenna — Georgetown University
Russell Schnitzer — Gates Family Foundation (slides)
Winston Yu — International Water Management Institute (slides)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch + remarks
Happy Haynes — Deputy Mayor of Denver

1-2 p.m.

Solutions in Recreation and the Environment
Moderator: Andy Schultheiss — Colorado Water Trust
Christina Burri — Denver Water (slides)
Michael Connor — WilmerHale (slides)
Nancy Smith — The Nature Conservancy (slides)

2-2:45 p.m.

Solutions in Data and Technology
Moderator: Reagan Waskom — Colorado State University
Jay Ham — Colorado State University (slides)
Claudia Ringler — International Food Policy Research Institute (slides)

2:45-3 p.m.

Break

3-4 p.m.

Solutions in Food, Beverage, and Agriculture
Moderator: Kate Greenberg — Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture
Jon Alby — Leprino Foods Company (slides)
Marc Arnusch — Arnusch Farms (slides)
Katie Wallace — New Belgium Brewing (slides)

4-4:15 p.m.

Afternoon remarks
Dan Gibbs — Colorado Department of Natural Resources

4:15-5 p.m.

Secretary’s Dialogue: Solutions in Sustainability
Moderator: Secretary Tom Vilsack — Colorado State University System
Jason Curl — Jacobs Engineering Group (slides)
Bruce Karas — Coca-Cola North America (slides)

5-5:15 p.m.

Closing remarks
Secretary Tom Vilsack — Colorado State University System

5:15-7 p.m.

Reception
Location: Juniper Ballroom Pre-function, Gaylord Rockies

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Water in the West Symposium sponsors!

PREMIER SPONSORS

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS

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CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

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ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

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EXPO TABLE SPONSORS

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Interested in sponsorship? Email waterinthewest@colostate.edu.