Our 2019 Annual Water Seminar was a one-day briefing on important Colorado River challenges. As the theme suggests, the historic poor snow year of 2018 was completely reversed by the healthy snowpack of 2019 and the unusual runoff, which continues to be strong.

But only the fifth above-average year in the last 19 does not ease up the long-term pressure on the Colorado River system. The seminar will explore the drought contingency plans in the Colorado River basin to cope with uncertain hydrology, warming temperatures and low reservoir levels at Lakes Powell and Mead.

2019 Annual Water Seminar Welcome

“Snow-Pocalypse:” A 2019 Feast After a 2018 Famine

Jeff Lukas, Associate Scientist, Cires, University Of Colorado

When Hydrology And
Management Collide:
How Lake Powell Got Hammered

Brad Udall, Senior Water And Climate Research Scientist/Scholar At Colorado State University’s Colorado Water Institute

Drought Contingency Planning
Today, Renegotiating
Shortage Rules Tomorrow

Jessie Khaya And Rebecca Smith, Bureau Of Reclamation Modeling Research Team, University Of Colorado & Andy Mueller, Gm,
Colorado River District

Science Be Dammed: What We Knew About The Colorado River When The 1922 Compact Was Ratified-The Answer Will Surprise You

Eric Kuhn, Author

Actions On The Colorado River
Have Consequence

Anne Castle, Former Assistant U.s. Dept. Of Interior Secretary
For Water And Science

How Much Colorado River Water Are We Depleting In Colorado And What’s At Risk 

John Carron, Hydros Consulting

Making A Case For The Grand Bargain: Lunchtime Keynote Speaker

Douglas Kenney, Director Of The Western Water Policy Program Within The University Of Colorado Law School

Of Primary Importance – Secondary Economic Impacts  Of
Demand Management

Sonja Chavez, Colorado River District;
Doug Jeavons, Bbc Consulting

Click on the individual headings on the poster below to view the PowerPoint Presentation from that speaker