04-27-18 ICYMI: Watch the Inaugural CSU Water in the West Symposium on Livestream, courtesy of BARN Media…

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Opening Remarks – Amy Parsons – Executive Vice Chancellor, CSU System
The Challenge and the Opportunity
Colorado Water Plan: Snapshot and Next Steps
Featuring: Mizraim Cordero – Vice President of Government Affairs, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; Bart Miller – Healthy Rivers Program Director, Western Resource Advocates; Don Brown – Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture; Mike Reidy – Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods; Dan Haley – President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association & Moderated by Doug Kemper – Executive Director, Colorado Water Congress
Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates Lunch: Water Forum – Moderated by Russell George – Chairman, Boettcher Foundation Trustees
Taps and Bottle Caps: Water Sustainability in the Beverage Industry – featuring: Bruce Karas – Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Coca-Cola North America; Marco Ugarte – Sustainability Manager, MillerCoors and Moderated by Jim Francis – Founder, CSU Beverage Business Institute
City Water Strategies – Jerry Tinianow – Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver
Seeking Solutions: Colorado Leads in Water Research – featuring: Mazdak Arabi – Associate Professor, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, CSU; Brad Udall – Senior Water & Climate Research Scientist, Colorado Water Institute,CSU; Jim McQuarrie – Chief Innovation Officer, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District; Meagan Schipanski – Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture, CSU & Moderated by Dr. Reagan Waskom – Director, Colorado Water Institute
Colorado Water: Legacy and Vision featuring: John Hickenlooper – Governor, State of Colorado


Welcome and Thursday Recap – Amy Parsons – Executive Vice Chancellor, CSU System
Dollars for Droplets: Financing Water Projectsfeaturing Tom Vilsack – Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Ted Kowalski – Senior Program Officer, Colorado River Initiative, Walton Family Foundation; Dr. Rich Thorsten – Chief Programs Officer, Water.org; Tom Halverson – President and CEO, CoBank; Gili Elkin – General Partner, Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund & Moderated by Diane Barrett – Chief Projects Officer, City and County of Denver
Federal Focus: Water in the West – featuring Cynthia Lummis – Former Wyoming Congresswoman-at-large; Michael Bennet – U.S. Senator, State of Colorado and Hosted by Kelly Brough – President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Water and Food Dialogue – featuring Sonny Perdue – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture & Tom Vilsack – Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Special Announcement – Deborah Hamlin – CEO, Irrigation Association
Closing Remarks and Reflections