Conferences & Events for Late November

Rio Grande, South Fork in Del Norte, on the fishing/promenade boardwalk

Rio Grande, South Fork in Del Norte, on the fishing/promenade boardwalk

NOVEMBER 17th, 2016: The Great Divide - Film Screening and Fundraiser for the Colorado Water Trust, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the SIE FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver. If you haven't yet seen the film The Great Divide, this is your chance to see it on the big screen! And proceeds from the event will support the Water Trust! "The destiny of the West is written in the headwaters of Colorado...In this time of increasing demand and limited supply, it is essential to promote a more informed and inclusive discussion concerning decisions affecting our water resources." For tickets go to the SIE FilmCenter Website.

NOVEMBER 17th, 2016: Colorado Water Supply Systems Workshop at the Doubletree by Hilton, Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver 80207. Is a one-day program on practical, cost-effective solutions that work.  The workshop will explain how to maximize yields and pump performance on existing wells and ensure correct design, construction, pump and pump control selection, and maintenance on new wells. New or existing, this program will enable groundwater users to reduce energy costs and prolong well life.  Hear from experts about technologies and techniques to save money by maximizing efficiency and increasing performance. For detailed information and registration click HERE.

NOVEMBER 29th, 2016: AG WATER SUMMIT at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Co-hosted by: Interbasin Compact Committee & Colorado Ag Water Alliance. Without acting, Colorado could lose up to an additional 700,000 acres of irrigated agricultural land by 2050. The Colorado Water Plan recognizes that some acres will likely go out of production, and sets a goal for agriculture to keep pace with growing needs. The plan points to Alternative Agricultural Transfer Methods (ATMs) as a potential solution to help alleviate traditional buy-and-dry, with a Measurable Objective of achieving 50,000 AF of voluntary ATMs by 2030. After over 10 years of exploring ATM concepts we are well prepared to implement projects that provide continued irrigation and revenue to local agriculture, while intermittently supplying non-agricultural uses with important water deliveries. Come learn about the most promising ATM projects and tools to help advance further success in the field. Please attend if you have questions about ATMs or are interested in learning more. This is a Free Event, but registration is required (includes lunch). For registration and more information follow this link: IBCC/CAWA Ag Water Summit.

DECEMBER 2nd, 2016: Colorado WaterWise 8th Annual Water Conservation Summit at Metropolitan State University – Auraria Campus, St. Cajetan’s Church, Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204. Come on out and hear the latest on water education on topics such as Children's Water Festivals; Project Wet; Edible Aquifers; Colorado Water: Live Like You Love It Testimonials; Colorado Collaboratory: A Living Laboratory Campus Experience; Brewery's Matter and much. Space is limited so register now!

DECEMBER 2nd & 3rd, 2016: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest conservation film festivals in North America, is coming back to Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre. Wild and Scenic will feature conservation and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities around the world are doing to protect the areas they cherish. Last year's festival SOLD OUT BOTH NIGHTS in just a few days, so get your tickets before they are gone.

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FEBRUARY 3rd, 2016: Fourth Annual Poudre River Forum: As the River Flows — Forest to Plains from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Greeley - Island Grove Event Center, Conference Rooms, 501 N 14th Ave. Greeley, CO. Program topics include the connection between forest health and water diverted on the plains; how variability and uncertainty affect agricultural, urban, and environmental sectors alike; and how much the Poudre has changed since the 1960's. Check the Poudre River Forum webpage for more details. 

APRIL 4th, 2017: National Watershed & Stormwater Conference, Online and Remote Hub Locations. Mark your calendar for the second year of this unique conference.  This conference is designed to allow both in-person discussion at multiple locations and online attendance.  Participants can learn about local and national stormwater and watershed issues while networking at their preferred attendance location. Major conference topics may include: IDDE, Public Education, National Certification, Monitoring, Drinking Water and Stream Restoration. Learn about exciting research, case studies, innovative technology, and special regional considerations from experts around the country. Registration will open soon.  Stay tuned for more information on registration and sponsorship at

APRIL 19th - 21st, 2016: The Colorado Wildland Fire Conference will take place at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, CO. This year’s conference will expand on the Fire Adapted Communities concept, providing the framework for moving from awareness to action, messaging to mitigation, and words to work. This conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise about reducing communities’ vulnerability to wildfire.Watch for more details about the 2017 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference soon at