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2017 Considerations in Implementing Regional Water Solutions

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Our future requires that regional efforts provide some solutions to water supply shortfalls and projects. As Colorado’s urban areas grow, we must consider leveraging resources, infrastructure, water supply and facilities to secure general well-being and a healthy economy. This informative, day-long workshop provides a forum for planning and discussion around the best approaches for regional water solutions. It includes a close examination of the tradeoffs, hurdles, and opportunities for success.

This workshop will address the following themes: 

  • Partnerships: How to create partnerships that move toward long-term water supply solutions.
     
  • Lessons Learned: Hear from groups who are currently working or have worked on regional water projects in the past and explore their formulas for success.   
     
  • Meeting Everyone’s Needs: We all see regionalization through a different lens and have different needs when exploring a project. Gain a balanced view of regional planning's upsides and downsides and explore considerations from diverse stakeholders.

                        


Below is the workshop agenda highlighting the topics that will be covered: 

10:00   Welcome, Logistics and Introduction
           
Jayla Poppleton and Stephanie Scott at Water Education Colorado

10:15   What is Regional Water Planning?
            A survey of how regionalization has looked in the past and  its potential role in the future. This will include a history of regional water
            collaboration in Colorado and the magnitude and scope of regional collaboration that's possible.
            Justice Gregory Hobbs
            David Robbins of Hill and Robbins Attorneys at Law 


11:00   A West Slope Perspective on Regionalization
          
  Explore a successful partnership from the Western Slope, reviewing driving factors that led to the partnership and highlighting both the
            greatest successes and most challenging obstacles encountered.
            Diane Johnson, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District


12:00   Lunch - sponsored by Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority and Colorado Springs Utilities 
                          Lunch Activity moderated by Stephanie Scott and Kip Petersen, PPRWA


1:00    WISE Project 
           15 Years to Success: How WISE is lessening dependence on non-renewable water in the South
           Metro area and the journey to get here.
           Lisa Darling, South Metro Water Supply Authority, 
           Klint Reedy, CH2M
           Jason Mumm, FCS Group 
           Mark Pifher, Consultant


2:00    Denver Basin Groundwater
          
 Where we’re at and what we plan to do about groundwater issues. Includes a review of the state of 
           Denver Basin groundwater and how regional collaboration could increase supply reliability. 
           Kevin Rein- Department of Natural Resources
           Kip Petersen- Donola Water and Sanitation District/Pike Peak Regional Water Authority
           Gary Barber- Arkansas Basin Roundtable Implementation Plan Coordinator


3:00    Break


3:15   Perspectives Around Regional Water Solutions – An open conversation
          around how regionalization works within the context of Colorado's Water Plan and
          how regional collaborations could impact various sectors and regions.
          Greg Johnson- Colorado Water Conservation Board  (Moderator)
          Chris Treese- Colorado River District
          Matt Heimerich- Palmer Land Trust
          Patt Wells- Colorado Springs Utilities

 

4:00   Wrap-Up


 

Thank you to our workshop sponsors, without your support this workshop would not be possible: 

 

November 6th, 2017 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-80218
United States

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Water Education Colorado Member Registration $ 40.00
Non-member Registration $ 50.00

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