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Maura Bennett Water in the West Symposium
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: April 24, 2018

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The inaugural Water in the West Symposium, hosted by Colorado State University, will bring more than 400 leaders in water research, agriculture, policy, conservation, and education to Denver.

The long list symposium speakers this week in Denver includes Governor John Hickenlooper who spoke earlier this year to Colorado Water Congress about the importance of cooperation across public and private groups.

“We’re in the 3rd year of the Colorado Water Plan…”

CSU says it and other partners have invested in creating a state-of-the-art Water Resources Center to be housed at the National Western Center. The WRC will offer a collaborative space for partners from agriculture, utilities, academics, and recreational water stakeholders in a state-of-the-art facility.

The WRC will focus on policy, innovation, education, and research, and will be capable of hosting multi-disciplinary programs and water conferences, as well as attracting students of all ages.

Other speakers at the Water in the West Symposium include

Current Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Former Secretary Tom Vilsack - Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

And Senator Michael Bennet

Topics will include

Emerging water research

Innovations that focus on cities, and food producers,

Advancing Colorado's State Water Plan

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