Statewide Drought Conference slated Sept. 19-20 |

Statewide Drought Conference slated Sept. 19-20

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is holding a two-day drought conference with discussion themed around “Building a Drought Resilient Economy through Innovation.” The conference, September 19 and 20 at the History Colorado Center in Denver, will highlight the research and experiences of professionals working in regions and economies impacted by drought. Participants will share new and innovative approaches to drought preparedness across various industries and sectors. The conference will also present information on what drought may look like under future climate change conditions.

Colorado Governer John Hickenlooper will be speaking at the event as well as Mike King, executive director for the Department of natural Resources in the state of Colorado, and Jennifer L. Gimbel, Colorado Water Conservation Board director.

Professionals or interested parties working in government, the non-profit and the private sector are encouraged to attend the event to learn the latest in preparing for and responding to drought. Those wishing to register for the event can do so through CWCB’s website:

Registration for the event closes at 5 p.m. on September 14. Cost for the event is $175 per participant before September 1st and $195 thereafter. Registration includes a complimentary pass to the History Colorado Center, located at 1200 Broadway in Denver.

For further information, please contact Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi at 303-866-3441 or

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