Tens of millions of people, billions of dollars of agricultural production, and an enormous amount of economic activity across a vast swath of America from California to the Mississippi River are all dependent on rivers born in the mountains of Colorado. In a time of mounting demand and limited supply, the need for all citizens to better understand and participate in decisions affecting this critical resource is paramount. Colorado’s population is expected to double by 2050, with a good portion of that occurring on the West Slope. Where will all that water come from?
For the past 12 years the Water Information Program has been bringing the Water 101 – 201 Seminar to various regions in Southwestern Colorado. Water 101 topics include water law, an explanation of water-related agencies and organizations, drought contingency and stream management planning, as well as discussion about timely and important water topics and issues. The 201 session will provide more in-depth information on water law to include compacts and the water court process. The information presented will assist water consumers in understanding the roles of the agencies involved and the water districts they subscribe too.
If you have any questions regarding how water rights, state compacts, ditches, how permitting for ponds or wells work, or any general information on water in Colorado, you don’t want to miss this annual seminar.
The Seminar features a line-up of qualified speakers, including the keynote—Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs (retired), as well as representatives from federal, state, and local agencies.
This years seminar qualified for 11 continuing education credits (CECs) for Realtors, 1 Supplemental TU for Colorado Water and Wastewater Facility Operators and 11 General CEC’s for Lawyers for completion of both days. The seminars are open to the general public as well.
The dates and location for the 2019 seminar are still to be determined.
If you missed this years seminar, you can click here to view the presenter PowerPoint presentations.