03-30-17 SWCD Annual Water Seminar in Durango on April 7th

SWCD Annual Water Seminar in Durango on April 7

Program Now Available for 35th Annual Water Seminar

Across the West, the struggle to finance water projects and programs is constant. What is the current funding situation for the State of Colorado? What opportunities are available at the state, federal and local levels to continue essential programs, address aging infrastructure and implement the water plan? SWCD’s Annual Water Seminar will focus on these questions, with speakers from across the spectrum.

Solving the Water Funding Puzzle

8:00 Registration & Breakfast

8:30 Welcoming Remarks

Robert Wolff, SWCD Board President
Short Film: 75 Years of Lessons Learned
Bruce Whitehead, SWCD Executive Director

8:50 State Funding for Water Programs

Bill Levine, Colorado Department of Natural Resources

9:50 Effective Financial Partnerships

Ted Kowalski, The Walton Foundation
Jim Maras, USDA Rural Development

10:25 Networking Break

10:40 Out-of-the-Box State Fiscal Solutions

Dick Brown, Lobbyist
Emily Brumit, Colorado Water Congress
Kirk Russell, Colorado Water Conservation Board
Pat Steadman, Former State Senator

12:00 Lunch

Dave Grey, Water (Financial) Wizard

1:30 Federal Dollars: Opportunities and Challenges

Christine Arbogast, Kogovsek & Associates
Ian Lyle, National Water Resources Association

2:20 Unique Problems and Partners for Rural Communities

Brad Blake, La Plata County
Mike Brod, Colorado Water Resources & Power Development Authority

3:00 Networking Break

3:30 Explaining the McPhee Spill: Storage, Boating & Fish

Ken Curtis, Dolores Water Conservancy District
Celene Hawkins, The Nature Conservancy
Nathan Fey, American Whitewater (To be confirmed)

4:20 Closing Remarks

Robert Wolff, SWCD Board President

Last year’s seminar was at capacity, so get your spot now. Register online by clicking the button below or calling 970-247-1302. Online registration closes Tuesday, April 4, at 5 pm.

Friday, April 7

Registration 8:00am
Seminar 8:30am-4:30pm
Durango, CO
Doubletree Hotel
(501 Camino del Rio)
$45 in advance
(Register online by Tuesday, April 4 at 5pm)
$50 at the door
(Check or card only accepted at the door)


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