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Water Tables 2013: Water in the West: Coping with Extremes: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 5-9 p.m.

Table Hosts

Nolan Doesken, State Climatologist, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
Topic: The Climate of Colorado - The Average of Many Extremes

Neil Grigg, Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
Topic: Fort Collins 1997 Flood - An Incredible Event That Will Happen Again
in Colorado
The July 1997 flood disaster in Fort Collins was caused by the heaviest rains ever ... Read more...

Chuck Howe, Professor of Economics/Natural Resources (Retired),
University of Colorado Boulder
Topic: Amending Water Law to Cope with Western Water Extremes?
This table discussion will cover some of the major conflicts ... Read more...

D.C. Jackson, Author and Professor of History, Ph.D., Lafayette College
Topic: The Politics of Safety - The St. Francis Dam Disaster and the Boulder Canyon Project Act
With a death toll approaching 400, the horrific failure of the St. Francis Dam ...
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Andrew Jones, Attorney, Lawrence Jones Custer Grasmick LLP
Topic: FLEX Market - Establishing a Framework Supporting Multiple-Use, Market- Driven Water Supplies
Sponsored by Colorado Corn Growers Association, the City of Aurora, and Ducks Unlimited ... Read more...

Mark Limbaugh, Consultant, The Ferguson Group
Topic: Fiscal Cliff Diving - Finding a New Role for the Federal Government in Western Water Development
With the ongoing “fiscal cliff” looming ... Read more...

Patty Limerick, Author and Faculty Director of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado
Topic: Controversy, Water, and Adrenaline - Navigating the Rapids of Public Discussion with Denver Water as Your Fellow Passenger
As the author of A Ditch in Time, a history of the Denver Water Department ...
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Larry MacDonnell, Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law
Topic: Legal Strategies for Coping with Uncertainties in Water Availability
With water expected to be in short supply in the future ... Read more...

Don Magnuson, Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company Superintendent
Topic: One Foot in the 20th Century; One in the 21st
The manager of Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company will give a bird's-eye view ... Read more...

James Pritchett, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University, and Laura Pritchett, author/editor
Topic: Water Dispatches and Domestic Tranquility
James and Laura Pritchett both love rivers, but their approach differs. Read more...

Sara L. Rathburn, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences,
Colorado State University
Topic: A Fire, a River, an Opportunity
What are the immediate concerns for the Poudre River following the High Park Fire? Read more...

Nicole Rowan, Vice President, CDM Smith
Topic: Consulting Uncertainty - Water Planning and Extreme Conditions
Colorado’s population is expected to nearly double by 2050 ... Read more...

Commissioner Roberto Salmon, Mexico
Topic: Minute 319 - The Most Important Water Agreement in Nearly 60 Years
Described as the most important agreement involving the Colorado River ...
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George Sibley, Freelance Writer and Retired Educator
Topic: Natural and Cultural Extremes in Colorado's Transmountain Water Development - A West Slope Perspective
A discussion of how natural extremes in climate and geography and cultural extremes ... Read more...

Dick Stenzel, Division One Engineer for the Colorado Division of Water Resources (Retired), Colorado State Engineer's Office
Topic: Learning from the Past
A well-known historian and photographer of Colorado water history ... Read more...

Jay Taylor, Author and Professor of History, Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada)
Topic: Edward Taylor's Devil's Bargain - Drought, Sovereignty, and the Taylor Grazing Act
In the late 1920s, drought and degraded range conditions forced Colorado Congressman Edward T. Taylor ... Read more...

Marc Waage, Manager of Water Resources Planning, Denver Water
Topic: You be the Denver Water planner - Projections of Mega Supply Gaps and What You Would Do to Prepare
From the confluence of rapid population growth and a warming climate ...
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Louis Warren, Author and W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of
Western U.S. History, University of California, Davis
Topic: The Enduring Crisis of the Arid West - Indian Religion, American Science, and the Quest for Earthly Renewal
Trying to integrate the arid lands of the American West into the modern nation ... Read more...

Bob Young, Emeritus Professor, Department. of Agricultural and
Resource Economics, Colorado State University
Topic: Can Water Markets Help Cope with Droughts, Population Growth and Changing Priorities in the Emerging West?
Our national economy is organized so that most goods and services ... Read more...