2013 Annual Conference

Colorado River - Committed Collaboration

December 11-13, 2013


2013 CRWUA Conference Highlights

CRWUA Thanks Ten Tribes Partnership - featured film during the conference
U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell - watch speech here or read the transcript
U.S. DOI Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle - watch comments here


December 11

  • Ten Things You Should Know about the Ten Tribes
    - Moderator: Katosha Nakai, Manager of Tribal Relations, Central Arizona Project
    - Chemehuevi Indian Tribe - invited
    - Cocopah Indian Tribe - invited
    - Sylvia Homer, Vice Chair, Colorado River Indian Tribes
    - Timothy Williams, Chairman, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
    - Darryl Vigil, Water Administrator, Jicarilla Apache Nation
    - Frederick H. White, Director, Division of Natural Resources, Navajo Nation
    - Gordon Howell, Chairman, Ute Indian Tribe
    - Ronda Aquerro, Vice President, Quechan Indian Tribe
    - Howard Richards, Councilman, Southern Ute Indian Tribe
    - Manuel Heart, Chairman, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  • Legal Colloquium: Reserved Rights and Settlements
    - Moderator: Darryl Vigil, Chair, Ten Tribes Partnership
    - Margaret Vick, Special Water Counsel, Colorado River Indian Tribes (PPT Presentation)
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    Herb Becker and Natasha Cuylear, Attorneys, JA Associates,  Jicarilla Apache Nation (PPT Presentation)
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    Stanley Pollack, Assistant Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice (PPT Presentation)
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    Joanne Curry, Partner, Fredericks​ Peebles and Morgan LLP, Ute​ Indian Tribe
    - Mason D. Morisset, Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville, Quechan Indian Tribe (PPT Presentation)
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    Catherine Condon, McElroy, Meyer Walker & Condon, P.C., Southern Ute Indian Tribe (PPT Presentation)
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    Celene Hawkins, Associate General Counsel, Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe (PPT Presentation)
  • Engineering Colloquium: Against the Current: Answers in the Face of Adversity
    - SNWA’s Intake No. 3: Marc Jensen, Southern Nevada Water Authority Director of Engineering
    - Central Arizona Project Breach:  Greg Ramon, Central Arizona Project Assistant General Manager and Randy Randolph, Engineering Manager

 

December 12

  • Video Presentation - "Water Is Life: Committed Collaboration" (Video)
  • Keynote Speaker - The Colorado River, America's New Heartland: Reflections on a Quarter-Century
    - Pat Mulroy, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority (Video)
  • Near -Term Risks: Options to Address Declining Reservoirs (2013-2019) (Video)
    - Moderator - Dennis Strong, Former Director, Utah Division of Water Resources
    - John Entsminger, Senior Deputy General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority (PPT Presentation)
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    Tom McCann, Assistant General Manager, Central Arizona Project (PPT Presentation)
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    Carly Jerla, Program Manager, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (PPT Presentation)
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    Lynn Jeka, Manager, Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Western Area Power Adminstration, U.S. Department of Energy (PPT Presentation)
    - Eric Kuhn, General Manager, Colorado River Water Conservation District (PPT Presentation)
  • What Lies Ahead: Cooperation or Conflict? (2020-2060) (Video)
    - Moderator: Jim Lochhead, CEO/Manager, Denver Water
    - George Arthur, Past Chair, Ten Tribes Partnership
    - Taylor Hawes, Colorado River Program Director, The Nature Conservancy (PPT Presentation)
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    John McClow, Chair, Colorado River Water Conservation District (PPT Presentation)
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    Brenda Burman, Special Projects Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (PPT Presentation)
  • Agriculture in the Basin: Now and Into the Future (Video)
    - Moderator: Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources
    - Reagan Waskom, Director, Colorado Water Institute (PPT Presentation)
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    Julie Shapiro, Senior Associate, The Keystone Center (PPT Presentation)

 

December 13

  • Action Is Imperative - We Need a Balanced Approach to Bridge the Gap between Supply and Demand on the Colorado River
    - Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior (Video, PDF Transcript)