The 2nd Statewide Roundtable Summit was held on March 1st. 275 people registered and an additional twelve people were “walk-ins.” To make the day successful, more than 70 staff and volunteers helped take notes and moderate tables.
Eric Hecox discussed where the portfolio work is heading. This was followed with a presentation by Jacob Bornstein, summarizing the 32 portfolios received so far. Jacob moderated a panel to further explore the different portfolios. Panel members included Gary Barber (Arkansas Roundtable), Jim Pokrandt (Colorado Roundtable), Bill Trampe (Gunnison Roundtable), Marc Waage (Metro Roundtable), Barbara Vasquez (North Platte Roundtable), Travis Smith (Rio Grande Roundtable), Mike Shimmin (South Platte Roundtable), Mike Preston (Southwest Roundtable), T. Wright Dickenson (Yampa/White/Green Roundtable) and Melinda Kassen (nonconsumptive).
Governor Hickenlooper spoke about the need to continue working collaboratively and highlighted the roundtable process. At lunch, Jennifer Gimbel spoke about risk management as it relates to the Colorado River System, Kristin Maharg spoke about Water 2012 and showed two videos and Todd Doherty spoke about moving towards implementation. John Stulp spoke about the major themes coming out of the Summit. In addition, there were table discussions, which brought together roundtable members and other interested parties to engage in discussions and problem solving to accomplish the following meeting goals:
Summit Follow-up Documents
Roundtable Discussion Documents
Roundtable Discussion Questions & Table Assignments
- Goal 1: Explore roundtable portfolios for several scenarios and their commonalities and differences
- Goal 2: Brainstorm initial common implementation elements across portfolios to help inform further Basin
Roundtable portfolio development
- Goal 3: Identify implementation elements that need cross basin dialogue
- Goal 4: Initiate long and short-term implementation efforts to meet both consumptive and nonconsumptive