2020 Colorado River Basin Water Transactions Workshop – BY INVITATION ONLY EVENT
With funding support from the Walton Family Foundation (WFF), we are pleased to announce the 2020 Virtual Colorado River Basin Water Transactions Workshop. This is a by-invitation-only event for members of the Colorado River Basin Water Transactions Network. For more information on attending or other questions, contact Mikhaela Mullins.
This year's workshop will again feature real-world case-studies from around the basin and virtual field experiences that will allow us to continue to build our collaboration, knowledge, and support for protecting and restoring flows in the Colorado River and its tributaries.
The workshop will include three live conversations, as well as virtual field trips and other pre-recorded content that will be available to view throughout the week.
|Thursday, Oct 22nd: 2-3:30 MTN||Demand Management & Interim Guideline Negotiations||We will explore the status of demand management discussions at the state and UCRC level, defining environmental goals and the role of water markets in the Interim Guideline Re-Negotiations, ensuring good environmental/science representation at the Colorado River decision making table, and what do Tribal communities need to ensure their interests are well represented in these processes. You will leave having a better understanding of the current status of these issues and how this community could increase the likelihood of positive outcomes.|
|Tuesday, Oct 27th: 2-3:30 MTN||Using Incentives to Help EWTs Happen in Agricultural Settings||We will explore ideas and case studies on successful way to motivate landowners and agencies to partner with NGOs for EWTs. The incentives we will explore include using funding and NRCS partnerships for infrastructure upgrades, empowering local organizations to build EWT capacity, and leveraging mechanisms in state and federal policy, such as fish recovery programs and the Endangered Species Act. You’ll leave with some new ideas on how to entice more participation or interest in EWTs in agricultural settings.|
|Thursday, Oct 29th: 2-3:30pm MTN||Scorecards, Metrics & Monitoring||We will explore the data and metrics that practitioners are using to document success of EWTs, the cutting edge technologies that could make collection of river health and hydrology data easier or cheaper to collect, and how to communicate ecosystem status or project results to the public using scorecards.|
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