The Colorado Scientific Society, in collaboration with the Center of the American West, presents Water & Energy in Colorado. This four-day virtual symposium, hosted by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will focus on the science and cultural issues at the interface between water and energy in Colorado. Moderated by Patty Limerick, water and energy specialists together with insightful commentators on Colorado’s present challenges and future opportunities, will highlight some of the most important issues facing our community today and in the future. The emphasis will center on science that frames these topics, but also will incorporate cultural contexts and identify common ground and collaborative opportunities.

Join us! Tuesdays and Thursdays August 11, 13, 18, & 20.






Thursday, August 13, 2020 – 10:00 to 11:30

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Patty Limerick, Ph.D.
Center of the American West, Director

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Jan Kulmann
Mayor, City of Thornton

Title: Where the Need for Water in Communities and Businesses Meet
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Roger Fragua
Cota Holdings, LLC; President, and NDN Energy, LLC; President

Title: Indian Country and Access to Energy & Water
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Jayla Poppleton
Water Education Colorado; Executive Director

Title: Mounting pressures on food producers in a headwaters state
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Luke Runyon
Colorado Public Radio Station KUNC; Reporter

Title: Uniting and Dividing: How Water Can Bring Western Communities Together or Drive Them Apart