Past Conferences

2014 Conference

Challenged but Unbroken: Sustaining the Colorado River

December 10-12, 2014

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

December 10

Colorado River 101: Setting Policy for Success in Challenging Times

  • Moderator: Pam Pickard, President, Board of Directors, Central Arizona Project
  • James Newberry, President, Board of Directors, Colorado River District
  • Randy Record, Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Mary Beth Scow, Chair, Board of Directors, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Engineering Colloquium: Navajo Reservoir Voluntary Shortage Sharing Agreement

  • Moderator: Jason John, Principal Hydrologist, Navajo Nation Water Management Branch
  • Ryan Christianson, Southern Water Management Group Chief, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Mike Green, Project Manager, PNM Water Resources
  • Lionel Haskie, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Navajo Agricultural Products Industry
  • Kevin Flanigan, Colorado River Bureau Chief, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
  • Darryl Vigil, Water Administrator, Jicarilla Apache Nation

Legal Colloquium: Clean Water Act, EPA/Corps Proposed Rule on Waters of the United States

  • Moderator: Keith Burron, Attorney, Associated Legal Group
  • Deborah Freeman, Attorney and Shareholder, Trout, Raley, Montaño, Witwer & Freeman, P.C.
  • David Johnson, Attorney, Central Arizona Project
  • Melinda Kassen, Principal, Waterjamin LPC
  • Don Parrish, Senior Director, Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation

December 11

Welcome and Keynote Address

  • David Modeer, CRWUA President and General Manager, Central Arizona Project

Video Presentation – Challenged but Unbroken: Sustaining the Colorado River

In the Heat of the Drought: Sustaining Our Basin Supplies

  • Moderator: Tom McCann, Deputy General Manager, Central Arizona Project
  • John Entsminger, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Terry Fulp, Lower Colorado Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Bill Hasencamp, Colorado River Program Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Michael Lacey, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources
  • Don Ostler, Executive Director, Upper Colorado River Commission

To Kill a Shortage: Targeting Augmentation and Conservation

  • Moderator: Chuck Cullom, Colorado River Programs Manager, Central Arizona Project | PDF ⟶
  • Tom Buschatzke, Assistant Director of Water Planning, Arizona Department of Water Resources | PDF ⟶
  • Barry Lawrence, Project Manager, Wyoming Water Development Office | PDF ⟶
  • Jennifer McCloskey, Lower Colorado Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation | PDF ⟶
  • Roy Rasmussen, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Greg Walch, General Counsel, Southern Nevada Water Authority | PDF ⟶

Basin Study Next Steps: Taking the Long View

  • Moderator: Michael Cohen, Senior Associate, Pacific Institute
  • Introduction: Carly Jerla, Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Tanya Trujillo, Executive Director, Colorado River Board of California | PDF ⟶
  • Taylor Hawes, Colorado River Program Director, The Nature Conservancy | PDF ⟶
  • Darryl Vigil, Chairman, Colorado River Basin Tribes Partnership | PDF ⟶
  • Mark Waage, Manager of Water Resources Planning, Denver Water | PDF ⟶
  • Dr. Reagan Waskom, Director, Colorado Water Institute | PDF ⟶

Environmental Restoration and the Art of Ecological Compromise – None of Us Win if All of Us Lose

  • Moderator: Christopher Harris, Deputy Director, Colorado River Board of California
  • 10th Anniversary Video, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (LCRMSCP)
  • Stacy Beaugh, Executive Director, Tamarisk Coalition | PDF ⟶
  • Osvel Hinojosa Huerta, Water and Wetlands Program Director, Pronatura Noroeste | PDF ⟶
  • John Swett, LCRMSCP Manager, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation | PDF ⟶

December 12

Words with Friends: Dialogues from a D.C. Perspective

  • Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

Mexican Delegation Presentation

  • Dr. Felipe Arreguin Cortes, General Technical Deputy, Comision Nacional del Agua | PDF ⟶
  • Edward Drusina, U.S. Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission | PDF ⟶
  • Roberto Salmon, Mexican Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission

Adjournment