Welcome to Water Tables 2016! We are excited to be working in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Colorado Water Congress to host our annual fundraising dinner in Denver on Thursday, January 28, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.
A fundraising dinner for the Water Resources Archive, Water Tables features hosted tables for an evening of conversation on specified topics. Guests have their choice of host on a first-come, first-served basis.
5:00 to 6:15 p.m.: Reception
6:15 to 7:45 p.m.: Dinner/Table Discussion
7:45 to 8:15 p.m.: Presentation
8:15 to 9:30 p.m.: Dessert/Table Discussion
With the theme of “The Historic One Hundred,” Water Tables 2016 celebrates the Water Resources Archive‘s milestone achievement of receiving 100 collections. While the quantity is significant, more important are the 100 perspectives on Colorado water history contained in the collections. Documenting ditch companies and water lawyers, environmental groups and engineers, state agencies and utility managers, the accumulation of archival materials preserves a diversity of perspectives on western water. By focusing on one or more of the 100 collections in the Archive, each table host will serve as a living connection to the past, telling stories you won‘t hear anywhere else. Join us to dine with document donors, reminisce with researchers, and converse with colleagues who knew those — or are those — who made history!
The Water Resources Archive preserves materials critical for documenting the state's water history. It is Colorado's only archive dedicated to water issues. The ever-growing contents of the Archive serve as a living repository for the history of public policy, engineering, law, ecology, economics, and the cultural aspects of water use. Funds raised from Water Tables support the Archive's efforts to preserve and make available over 100 collections important to the water heritage of Colorado and the West, including outreach activities, digitization projects, and several student assistants.