August 15, 2012--Economist in Steamboat: Funding water projects will be challenging (Steamboat Today)

An overall demand for water will continue to rise, but securing the funding to increase water supplies will be difficult, a respected economist said Wednesday. “The real issue here with water is, ‘What are we going to do about it?'” Carl Steidtmann said. “The problem is our government entities are deeply in debt.” Steidtmann, a Steamboat Springs resident who is chief economist for Deloitte, was the lunchtime speaker during the 2012 Summer Water and Energy Conference at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort on Wednesday. The three-day conference goes through Friday and is put on by the Colorado Water Congress. There are 240 people registered for the conference, and attendees include local politicians, state legislators and representatives from water conservancy districts, water departments and municipalities across the state. Steidtmann’s keynote Wednesday was titled “The Regional Impact of the National Economy: Letting Go of the Status Quo for Water and Energy.”
 
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