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Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

 

 

Natural Resources of the West: Water and Drought

GEOL/ENVS 394
Fall 2012

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Syllabus - Fall 2012

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Mondays 4 - 5:15 pm
Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, Room 141
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO

8/20 - Introductions

8/27 What is Drought?
Prof. Gigi Richard, Colorado Mesa University

9/3 - No Guest Speaker - Labor Day

9/10 Drought as Disaster: the Political Challenges of Managing Drought through
Traditional Disaster Response Methods
Prof. Tim Casey, Colorado Mesa University

9/17 How water access and scarcity challenges outside of North America inform planning for the Western US's water future
Denis Reich, Water Resources Specialist, CSU Extension

9/24 Managing Reservoirs in Response to Drought
Dan Crabtree & Jennie Hamilton, Water Management Group, Western Colorado
Area Office of the US Bureau of Reclamation

10/1 Mitigating drought impacts in a headwaters community
Linn Brooks, General Manager, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District

10/8 Drought and Climate Change in Colorado: What Can We Expect?
Jeff Lukas, Senior Research Associate, Western Water Assessment, University of
Colorado, Boulder

10/15 Fall Break No Guest Speaker

10/22 Drought in CO water law + new tools to address environmental needs
Amy Beatie, Executive Director, Colorado Water Trust

10/29 Colorado River Compact and Drought
Eric Kuhn, General Manager, Colorado River Water Conservation District

11/5 Hot Spots for Trout program + monitoring other impacts of drought
Heather Tattersall, Land Conservation & Policy and Sharon Clarke,
Roaring Fork Conservancy

11/12 In the Ski Industry Drought is the Least of our Worries in a Climate Constrained World
Matthew Hamilton, Director of Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company

11/19 Panel on Drought and Grand Valley Water Supply
Rick Brinkman, Water Services Manager, City of Grand Junction
and
Larry Clever, General Manger, Ute Water Conservancy District

11/26 Drought History in Colorado
Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist

12/3 Panel on Drought and Agriculture

Max Schmidt, Manager, Orchard Mesa Irrigation District
Bruce Talbott, Farmer and Peach Grower
Hugh Sanburg, Rancher
Mark Harris, Farmer and Grand Valley Drainage District Board Member

Seminars are free and open to the public.
No registration necessary.

Presented in cooperation with the
Water Center at CMU

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