Arkansas River Basin Water Forum March 31st – April 1st

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From the Pueblo Chieftain:

The forum, with the theme “Water to Fuel Our Future,” is scheduled March 31 and April 1 in the Occhiato University Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Jennifer Gimbel, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, will deliver the keynote address at 9:25 a.m. March 31.

The rest of the first day’s events include an update of the Arkansas Basin Roundtable, a panel on energy and water, a presentation by state climatologist Nolan Doesken and a panel on drought and climate risk. Historian Joanne Dodds will speak on Pueblo water history at the day’s luncheon.

Topics on April 1 will include updates on area conservancy districts, Fountain Creek activities, invasive species and Lake Pueblo. The Bob Appel award, art awards and service awards will be presented at the day’s luncheon. Field trips will include the Xeriscape Garden at the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture, located at the historic CF&I Steel site.

For registration information and more details, log on to the Web site or call Perry Cabot at 549-2045.

Meanwhile the organizers of the forum are inviting the public to submit artwork around the theme of water, according to a report from the Pueblo Chieftain.

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