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2012 CWCB Statewide Drought Conference

Building a Drought Resilient Economy through Innovation

September 19-20, 2012

Conference Program

Speaker Bios

Wednesday September 19, 2012
8:00 Opening Remarks Audio
8:15 Drought Connections to our Larger Economies - Bill Brennan, Summit Global Management Group Audio
9:00 Economic Challenges & Innovations to Overcome Them Audio
(Moderator: Dr. Christopher Goemans)
10:30 10 Years Out: Tools & Technology We Have Now That We Did Not Have in 2002 Audio
(Moderator: Mark Svoboda, NDMC)
11:45 Design & Findings of the Drought Tournament Gaming Activity - Jeff Brislawn & Courtney Black, AMEC (AbstractAudio
12:30 PM Lunch Keynote Speaker: John Paul DeJoria, Global Businessman and Philanthropist Audio
1:45 Studies in Vulnerability & Economic Impacts Audio
(Moderator: Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi)
3:10 Drought and Water Connections to the Colorado Blueprint - Governor Hickenlooper with Introduction by John Stulp Audio
4:00 Concurrent Breakout: Vulnerability and Economic Impacts  

Thursday September 20, 2012
8:00 The Federal Role and Response to the 2012 Drought - Brad Rippey, USDA Audio
8:30 CWCB Perspective: Connections between Drought Planning and SWSI - Jennifer Gimbel Audio
9:00 Regional Perspectives on Drought Management and Response Audio
(Moderator: Mike Hayes, NDMC)
10:30 Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Water’s Role in Colorado's Market Place  
11:50 Lunch Keynote Speaker: Steve Maxwell, author of "The Future of WaterAudio
1:15 Secretary of United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack Audio
2:15 Working Together to Safeguard Colorado’s Economy in the Face of Increased Competition and Limited Water Supply  Audio
(Arm Chair Discussion - Moderator: Brad Udall, WWA)
  • Utilities Director of Sterling Ranch, LLC, Mary Kay Provaznik 
  • Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, Ron Carleton
  • Colorado State Director for the Nature Conservancy Tim Sullivan
3:30 How Effective Partnerships can Facilitate Effective and Efficient Solutions Audio
(Moderator: John McClow)
4:45 Where Do We Go From Here? - Merging Science, Policy, and Economics for Practical Solutions - Colorado Drought Task Force (Robert Randall, John Salazar, Bruce Eisenhauer) Audio

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