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2017 Considerations in Implementing Regional Water Solutions

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 recipes for success.   
  • Meeting Everyone’s Needs: We all see regionalization through a different lens and have different needs when entering into a joint project. Gain a balanced view of regional planning's upsides and downsides and explore considerations from diverse stakeholders.

Below is a skeleton agenda of the topics that will be covered: 

10:00   Welcome, Logistics and Intro 

10:15   What is Regional Water Planning? A survey of how regionalization has looked in the past and  its potential role in the future.

  • History of regional water collaboration in Colorado
  • Magnitude and scope of regional collaboration that's possible

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.

12:00   Lunch 

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.

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.

3:00     Break

3:15     Perspectives Around Regional Water Solutions – An open conversation around how regionalization workswithin the context of Colorado's Water Plan and how regional collaborations could impact various sectors and regions.

4:00     Wrap-Up


November 6th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-80218
United States

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Phone: 3033774433
CFWE Member Registration $ 40.00
Non-member Registration $ 50.00

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