Lecture: The Colorado River, The Years of Living Dangerously

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Date/Time:Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
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Ronald Lecture Series in Environmental Conservation. Anne Castle, former assistant secretary for water and science in the U.S. Department of the Interior, is a senior fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Law.

The Colorado River has always been known for its superlatives - the hardest working river in United States, the most iconic landscapes in the West, and now, one of our resources most threatened by climate change. Growing population, increasing temperature, and decreased run-off have already created a supply/demand imbalance and further pressures are anticipated. This a pivotal time for the river and those who use its water. How do we deal with decreased supplies when the water is already over-subscribed, and how can we provide water to sustain people and agriculture while restoring some of the river’s natural values? States, cities, the federal government, and other stakeholders are all striving for solutions.