Past Conferences

2015 Conference

70 Years of Communications and Collaborations

December 16-18, 2015

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

December 16

Colorado River 101

  • The Honorable Gregory Hobbs (retired), Former Justice, Colorado Supreme Court | PDF ⟶

Drought Colloquium

  • Moderator: Christine Finlinson, Governmental Affairs Director, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
  • Angela Adams, Open Water Data Initiative Drought Use Case Team Leader, U.S. Department of the Interior | PDF ⟶
  • Jeremy Aguero, Principal Analyst, Applied Analysis | PDF ⟶
  • Cort Lambson, Project Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
  • Steve Thurin, Senior Water Resources Engineer, HDR, Inc. | PDF ⟶
  • Tony Willardson, Executive Director, Western States Water Council | PDF ⟶

Legal Colloquium: System Conservation Pilot Program

  • Moderator: Keith Burron, Senior Counsel, Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Shanti Rosset, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Colorado Attorney General
  • Colby Pellegrino, Colorado River Programs Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority | PDF ⟶
  • Steve Wolff, Colorado River Coordinator, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office | PDF ⟶
    Tribal Water Transfers
  • Moderator: Darryl Vigil, Water Administrator, Jicarilla Apache Nation
  • Mason Morisset, Attorney at Law, Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville | PDF ⟶
    Tribal Water Transfers
  • Stanley M. Pollack, Assistant Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice | PDF ⟶
    Tribal Water Transfers
  • Margaret Vick, JSD, Legal Counsel, Colorado River Tribes | PDF ⟶
    Tribal Water Transfers

December 17

Welcome – Video Presentation: 70 Years of CRWUA

  • David Modeer, CRWUA President

Keynote Address: Basin Perspectives and Challenges, Past and Present

  • Moderator: Jim Lochhead, CEO, Denver Water
  • Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 2009-2013
  • Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Robert Snow, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior | PDF ⟶

More Slices Than Pie: Structural Deficit on the Colorado

  • Moderator: John Fleck, Writer in Residence, University of New Mexico Water Resources Program
  • Bill Hasencamp, Manager, Colorado River Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Eric Kuhn, General Manager, Colorado River District | PDF ⟶
  • Tom McCann, Deputy General Manager, Central Arizona Project
  • Gregory Walch, General Counsel, Southern Nevada Water Authority | PDF ⟶

Aging Arteries: Repairing and Replacing Water

  • Moderator: Dave Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Brian Buzard, Maintenance Control Manager, Central Arizona Project
  • Darrin Francom, Centralized Maintenance Manager, Central Arizona Project | PDF ⟶
  • Heath Clark, Project Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District | PDF ⟶
  • Charles Scott, Engineering Project Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority | PDF ⟶

Thirsty Fields in a Drying Landscape: The Future of Basin Agriculture

  • Moderator: Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources
  • Carlyle Currier, Vice President, Colorado Farm Bureau
  • Brett Moline, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs, Wyoming Farm Bureau
  • Dave Puglia, Executive Vice President, Western Growers Association
  • Joe Sigg, Director of Government Relations, Arizona Farm Bureau
  • Dr. Reagan M. Waskom, Director of Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University | PDF ⟶

December 18

Federal Friday

  • Estevan López, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Edward Drusina, U.S. Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission | PDF ⟶
  • Dr. Roberto Salmón Castelo, Director General, Comisión Internacional del Límites y Agua (Mexican Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission) | PDF ⟶
  • Victor Alcocer, Subdirector General, Comisión Nacional del Agua (Deputy Director, Mexican National Water Commission) | PDF ⟶
  • Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

Business Meeting