Apr 06

2016 Annual Symposium

Join the The Colorado Section of AWRA and the Colorado Foundation for Water Education as They Present:

The AWRA 2016 Symposium
Water in the 21st Century West: The Times They are a Changin

Friday, April 22nd
7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Mount Vernon Country Club
24933 Club House Circle
Golden, CO 80401

This year’s symposium will feature discussions on planning for water in the west, new technology applied in the west and local Colorado water topics.

AWRA 2016 Symposium Schedule

7:30am – Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:30am – Introduction and Welcome

      Katie Melander, AWRA CO President
      Laurna Kaatz, AWRA CO President-Elect


8:50am – Colorado Foundation for Water Education



      Mike King, Director of Planning, Denver Water


9:45am – Break


10:00am – Morning Session
Title: Water Planning in the West
Moderator: Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water

      Collaboration is Key: The Arkansas Basin Watershed Health Process – Gary Barber

      Connecting Silos: Land and Water Use Integration in Colorado – Kevin Reidy, State Water Conservation                    Technical Specialist, CWCB

      Integrated Water Supply Planning in Colorado – A Tale of Two Cities – Enrique Triana, MWH

      When Water Gets Murky – Esther Vincent, Water Quality Specialist, Northern Water


11:45pm- Buffet Luncheon


      Justice Gregory Hobbs, Former Supreme Court Judge


1:00pm – Stepping Through Time: Colorado’s Climate, Water Resources, and Technology – Nolan Doesken, State climatologist




Afternoon Session A

Title: Technology and the West
Moderator: Dave Colvin, Leonard Rice Engineers

1:30pm – Scholarship Presentations


      Measuring and Monitoring Our Snow-Water Resource – Noah Molotch, University of Colorado at Boulder

      Improving Customer Satisfaction Using GIS – Robert Stansauk and Phillip Segura, Denver Water 

     Water Management Tools: Do You Know Where Your Water Is? – Dale Trowbridge, New Cache La Poudre                Irrigation Company


Afternoon Session B

Title: The Colorado Frontier
Moderator: Bill Battaglin, USGS

1:30pm – Scholarship Presentations

      Complying with SB-212, Rebuttable Presumption for Storm Water and Infiltration Facilities – Paul Hindman,              Director of UDFCD

      Nutrient trends in the Nation’s rivers and streams since 1972: Where does Colorado stand – Lori Sprague,               USGS

      Floodplain Development Permitting in Boulder County: A post-Flood Perspective – Harry Katz, Environmental           Planner and Certified Floodplain Manager at Boulder County DOT

2:45pm Break

3:00pm The One World One Water (OWOW) Center at MSU Denver, and Colorado’s Water Education Legacy – Tom Cech , Director of the One World One Water Center at MSU


3:25pm Lightning Talks

Title: Changes in Water Administration – A Conversation with the Boots that run the Water
Moderator: Karlyn Armstrong, Colorado Division of Water Resources

  • Brian Romig – Lead Water Administrator, Supervising Water District 44, 54, 55, 56, 57, and lower 58 (Yampa River Basin), Colorado Division of Water Resources
  • Caren Aguilar – Accounting and Reservoir Administrator, Water Division 1 (South Platte River basin), Colorado Division of Water Resources
  • Doug Hollister – District 10 Water Commissioner and North Regional Team Leader, Districts 10, 14, and 15 (Fountain Creek, Arkansas River: Portland to Folwer, and Saint Charles River), Colorado Division of Water Resources


4:00pm – Reception / Silent Auction

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