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Webinar: From Climate Change Planning to Response: Drought, Wildfire and Water Management in 2020

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online - Zoom

Join Colorado WaterWise for our next webinar in our educational events series. You will learn more about how climate change is impacting the western United States and what some Colorado water utilities are doing to combat these challenges.

We hope you will join us for this interactive event.

Colorado is experiencing its worst drought conditions since 2012 as​ 100% of the state is experiencing some level of drought, with 93% of the state​ under at least severe drought conditions as of August 25th. For only the ​2nd time ever​ the main stretch of the Yampa River is under water usage restrictions. The Pine Gulch fire has grown into the​ largest wildfire in Colorado’s history​. This new reality requires a shift in thinking from not just preparing for the future impacts of climate change, but responding to these challenges today. In this webinar, we’ll hear from a leading scientist about the state of climate science in Colorado and if these events we’re experiencing this summer are harbingers of a changing climate. We’ll also hear from water providers about how they’re responding to local water shortages, wildfires, and other climate-related events, and how they’re building resilience in their communities to weather future climate impacts. Join us for a highly interactive discussion about how Colorado’s water managers are facing climate change head on to protect our communities.

Seth Arens, Research Integration Specialist, Western Water Assessment (WWA)
Jarrod Biggs, Assistant Utilities Director, City of Durango
Eric Howell, Senior Project Manager, Watershed Planning – Colorado Springs Utilities 

Register through Zoom here.

If you have questions before hand please email us.  

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