Drought, Entering 14th Year, Serves as the Backdrop for Annual Conference of Colorado River Water Users Association

The conference theme—“Committed Collaboration”—sets the stage for the three-day conference (Dec. 11-13), featuring a much-anticipated address by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

--()--Colorado River Water Users Association:

WHAT:       With the Colorado River facing potential water shortages as early as 2017, more than 800 water leaders and policy makers from throughout the West will converge at the annual conference of the Colorado River Water Users Association to discuss and address pressing river issues.
 
WHEN:

Wednesday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 13

 
WHERE: Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV
 
PARTICIPANTS: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell; and water leaders from all seven states in the Colorado River Basin.
 

BACKGROUND:

The three-day agenda for CRWUA’s 2013 annual conference focuses on expected changes in water management, the hurdles these changes may create, and the opportunities they present on the Colorado River. The conference will feature discussions from some of the leading policy and technical experts on a variety of timely river-related issues and topics.

In her Friday morning address, Secretary Jewell will tackle the need for action to forge a balanced approach to bridge the gap between supply and demand on the Colorado River. Conference panel discussions on Thursday include options to address declining storage levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead, along with other near-term risks, as well as what role cooperation and conflict may play in dealing with river issues in the future.

More information on the conference is available on CRWUA’s Web site, www.crwua.org.

RSVPs for credentialed media are requested to be made through Crystal Thompson at the number provided below or at cthompson@cap-az.com.

CRWUA Mission Statement: To provide a forum for exchanging ideas a perspectives regarding Colorado River use and management with the intent of developing and advocating common objectives, initiatives and solutions

Contacts

CRWUA
Crystal Thompson, Arizona
602-321-9349, mobile

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CRWUA
Crystal Thompson, Arizona
602-321-9349, mobile