2015 Conference

70 Years of Communications and Collaborations

December 16-18, 2015

Conference Highlights

December 16


Colorado River 101

• The Honorable Gregory Hobbs (retired), Former Justice, Colorado Supreme Court | PPT ⟶


Drought Colloquium

• Moderator: Christine Finlinson, Governmental Affairs Director, Central Utah Water Conservancy District

• Angela Adams, Open Water Data Initiative Drought Use Case Team Leader, U.S. Department of the Interior | PPT ⟶

• Jeremy Aguero, Principal Analyst, Applied Analysis | PPT ⟶

• Cort Lambson, Project Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District

• Steve Thurin, Senior Water Resources Engineer, HDR, Inc. | PPT ⟶

• Tony Willardson, Executive Director, Western States Water Council | PPT ⟶


Legal Colloquium
System Conservation Pilot Program

• Moderator: Keith Burron, Senior Counsel, Crowley Fleck PLLP

• Shanti Rosset, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Colorado Attorney General

• Colby Pellegrino, Colorado River Programs Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority | PPT ⟶

• Steve Wolff, Colorado River Coordinator, Wyoming State Engineer's Office | PPT ⟶
Tribal Water Transfers

• Moderator: Darryl Vigil, Water Administrator, Jicarilla Apache Nation

• Mason Morisset, Attorney at Law, Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville | PPT ⟶
Tribal Water Transfers

• Stanley M. Pollack, Assistant Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice | PPT ⟶
Tribal Water Transfers

• Margaret Vick, JSD, Legal Counsel, Colorado River Tribes | PPT ⟶
Tribal Water Transfers

December 17


Welcome - Video Presentation: "70 Years of CRWUA"

• David Modeer, CRWUA President


Keynote Address: Basin Perspectives and Challenges, Past and Present

• Moderator: Jim Lochhead, CEO, Denver Water

• Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 2009-2013

• Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

• Robert Snow, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior | PPT ⟶


More Slices Than Pie: Structural Deficit on the Colorado

• Moderator: John Fleck, Writer in Residence, University of New Mexico Water Resources Program

• Bill Hasencamp, Manager, Colorado River Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

• Eric Kuhn, General Manager, Colorado River District | PPT ⟶

• Tom McCann, Deputy General Manager, Central Arizona Project

• Gregory Walch, General Counsel, Southern Nevada Water Authority | PPT ⟶


Aging Arteries: Repairing and Replacing Water

• Moderator: Dave Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority

• Brian Buzard, Maintenance Control Manager, Central Arizona Project

• Darrin Francom, Centralized Maintenance Manager, Central Arizona Project | PPT ⟶

• Heath Clark, Project Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District | PPT ⟶

• Charles Scott, Engineering Project Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority | PPT ⟶


Thirsty Fields in a Drying Landscape: The Future of Basin Agriculture

• Moderator: Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources

• Carlyle Currier, Vice President, Colorado Farm Bureau

• Brett Moline, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs, Wyoming Farm Bureau

• Dave Puglia, Executive Vice President, Western Growers Association

• Joe Sigg, Director of Government Relations, Arizona Farm Bureau

• Dr. Reagan M. Waskom, Director of Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University | PPT ⟶


December 18


Federal Friday

• Estevan López, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

• Edward Drusina, U.S. Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission | PPT ⟶

• Dr. Roberto Salmón Castelo, Director General, Comisión Internacional del Límites y Agua (Mexican Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission) | PPT ⟶

• Victor Alcocer, Subdirector General, Comisión Nacional del Agua (Deputy Director, Mexican National Water Commission) | PPT ⟶

• Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior


Business Meeting