Water Quality Workshop: Impacting Your Farm’s Bottom Line
American Legion, Keenesburg, CO
March 5, 2019
Thank you to Brian Allmer with BARN Media, who filmed this meeting for those who could not attend.
Click on the names below to see the presentations used in this workshop.
Water Quality as a Component of the Colorado Water Plan -
What Are We Facing in the South Platte Basin?
Panel 1 - Water Quality in the South Platte River: Past Issues, Current Conditions, and Future Considerations
Changes in water rights, non-point source, and point source pollution have cumulative effects on water quality and impact the use of South Platte River water. Concentrations of salts and nutrients have an economic impact.
Erik Wardle, CSU Water Quality Program Manager, Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences
Troy Bauder, CSU Extension Water Quality Specialist, Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences
Estella Moore, Nonpoint Source Mgmt. Workgroup Leader, Water Quality Control Division, CDPHE
Dick Parachini, CDPHE-Retired, Water Quality Forum, Morgan County farm/ranch
Clint Evans, State Conservationist, Colorado Office of the Natural Resource Conservation Service
Panel 2 – Lessons from the Field
Highlights of Best Management Practices to improve water quality in the lower South Platte River, Best Practices Implementation, and Economics & Funding
Daren Harmel, Director, USDA-ARS Center for Agricultural Resources Research
Panel 3 – Water Quality Is a Bottom Line Issue
Risks & Opportunities “Best Odds Bets” to protect and improve water quality in the South Platte basin. What resources are available? What results should you expect?
Cindy Lair, Program Manager, Colorado State Conservation Board, Colorado Dept. of Agriculture
Cindy Einspahr, District Conservationist, Brighton Office, USDA
Kenan Diker, Agricultural Water Quality Specialist with the Water Quality Control Division, CDPHE
Phil Brink, Brink Inc. Environmental Solutions
Marc Arnusch, Colorado Conservationist of the Year 2018
Wrap-up and Closing Comments
Casey Davenhill, Executive Director, Colorado Watershed Assembly
Greg Peterson, Executive Director, Colorado Ag Water Alliance
Thank you again to the American Legion in Keenesburg, CO, for hosting this event.
A huge thanks to La Estrellita in Brighton, CO, for catering the dinner.
We had a successful turn out with over 60 in attendance.