Nov 07

Call for Abstracts! AWRA Colorado 2015 Symposium: COLORADO 20/20…Clearly seeing our future



 COLORADO 20/20…Clearly seeing our future


Friday, May 1, 2015

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mt. Vernon Country Club

24933 Club House Circle, Golden, CO 80401



Colorado faces important questions in the near future regarding its water supplies, and critical decisions will be made by the year 2020.  With one of the fastest growing economies in the country, Colorado’s population is forecasted to add 1 million people by 2020.  Although we have adequate water supplies statewide, the timing and location of those water supplies do not align with the consumption patterns and population centers.  This one-day symposium will bring together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and non-profits to present and discuss challenges and opportunities that we will face in the next 5 to 6 years.  We will put our heads together to share lessons learned and discuss how to efficiently meet the State’s upcoming water needs.


Symposium Format

The symposium program will include a keynote address, breakout sessions, a poster display competition, silent auction, and some of the best food offered at conferences!


Call for Abstracts

Abstracts on the latest research, successful projects, and practical solutions to Colorado’s water challenges are solicited for inclusion in AWRA Colorado’s annual symposium program on all water issues relevant to Colorado and the intermountain west.  Presentation themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy and water use
  • Water reuse
  • State compact calls and effects on water supplies
  • Population growth and per capita water use
  • Cooperative water projects
  • Water policy/legislation
  • Water use distribution amongst various demands
  • Modeling and predicting future demands and uses
  • Agricultural uses and related issues (e.g., efficiency, flex markets, value of water)
  • Municipal use and planning
  • Land use planning
  • Water conservation
  • Climate change
  • “Green” water infrastructure
  • Water quality (emerging contaminants: pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials, etc.)
  • Water economics and water rates
  • Water education
  • Groundwater development and technologies
  • Groundwater sustainability


Abstract Submission Instructions

Please include the following information on your submission:

  • Abstract Title
  • Author and co-author(s)
  • Author and co-author(s) titles and affiliations
  • Email address for contact person
  • Preferred mode of presentation (oral or poster) – note we may ask you to present via a mode other than your preference
  • Abstract (100 to 150 words)


The abstract submission deadline is February 13, 2015.  Submit abstract as email attachment (MSWord) to: Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by February 27, 2015.


Special Registration Rate for Presenters

All attendees, including presenters, will be expected to register.  Speakers will be offered a reduced registration fee of $55.  Registration can be completed online at, beginning in March 2015.

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