Registration is now open to the public for the 57th Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention: "Our Water Platform, Standing the Test of Time". From January 29-31, 2014, the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center will host the premier water industry event in the state, attracting 500+ attendees who convene for networking and collaboration on the important water issues of the day.
Wednesday’s workshops begin at 8:00am. Here, attendees can travel “Around the State with Division Engineers” or place the development of Colorado’s Water Plan in a world-wide context with David Schorr of Tel Aviv University (author of The Colorado Doctrine). Schorr’s “How Colorado Water Law Came to Israel” reminds us to look at the effects Colorado’s water law had upon the development of water law platforms in Israel and elsewhere.
On Thursday and Friday, panelists including Mike King, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, will discuss the benefits of the water planning process to chart a future that sustains our agriculture, cities, and environment. “It is time for the water community to take the next step in the development of Colorado's Water Plan. The discussion at the Annual Convention will be an important part of that,” King says. Hydropower, flooding, and a need for increased storage and public education will be highlights of this conversation. Don’t miss Thursday’s lunch with Bob Berman, astronomer and author of The Sun’s Heartbeat: “It’s worth a few minutes to explore some of the amazing new discoveries about the sun, and its current bizarre behavior. I intend to leave everybody with some “gee-wiz!” information
In conjunction with the Annual Convention, Colorado State University will host their Annual Water Tables Event Thursday January 30 from 6:15-9:30pm.
Visit http://www.cowatercongress.org for more information and to register.