Meeting the Financial Challenges of Improved Water Management in the West: A GWC Webinar Series

The GWC Summer Conference at Colorado Law

For nearly four decades, the Getches-Wilkinson Center at the Colorado Law has hosted a summer conference exploring the major issues in water law and policy in the West. Due to COVID-19, we are restructuring the key elements of the proposed 2020 conference into this webinar series, held in concise sessions throughout the fall of 2020.

Meeting the Financial Challenges of Improved Water Management in the West

Remote Webinar Series Coming September and October 2020

Improving the performance of water systems in western basins such as the Colorado River can entail a variety of expensive changes to infrastructure, policy, and management. Throughout much of the 20th century water development era, federal appropriations were sufficient to cover major investments. Today however, other sources of governmental and non-governmental funds and funding mechanisms are essential to improving water management and system performance. Determining the “how” and “who” of water financing raises several thorny questions about what approaches are most efficient, practicable, and equitable. In this webinar series, we will explore issues such as the rise of creative funding mechanisms, the role of private investments and water markets, leveraging the resources of the business community, and the linkages between healthy landscapes, climate adaptation, and improved water management resiliency. 

Webinar Sessions

Expanding the Toolbox of Water Financing Options
Tuesday, Sept. 15

Water Markets and Private Investments in Western Agriculture: A Road Forward?
Thursday, Sept. 24

A Role for the Business Community
Tuesday, Oct. 6

Investing in Healthy Headwaters
Tuesday, Oct. 27

All sessions will be held remotely via Zoom from 12:00-1:00 p.m. MDT
All session are free and open to the public.
Colorado CLE application submitted for individual sessions.

More information and registration available at:

Dial-In Information


(Webinar access will be sent to the email provided)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Meeting/Conference, Featured Event, Virtual


Environment & Sustainability


Students, Faculty, Alumni, General Public, Staff

College, School & Unit

Law School




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