From noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, the Colorado River District will host the first in the series: a discussion about long-term challenges facing West Slope water users and opportunities for collaboration. In partnership with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and American Rivers, the webinar will provide an overview of how broad challenges on the Colorado River impact our West Slope communities.
The Colorado River District’s Andy Mueller, general manager, and Zane Kessler, government affairs director, will provide an overview of key natural resource challenges facing water users in Western Colorado, followed by an interactive discussion of future fiscal challenges that could impact the District’s efforts to protect West Slope water users.
Terry Fankhauser, executive vice president of the Colorado Cattleman’s Association, and Fay Hartman, conservation director of American Rivers’ Colorado River Basin Program, will present on important West Slope water issues related to agricultural, recreational and environmental needs, and will discuss how collaboration can foster solutions for all water users on the Western Slope.
“Public engagement on water issues is central to the Colorado River District’s mission to protect West Slope water and ensure water security for its constituents,” Mueller said.