A CHALLENGED LIFELINE TO THE SOUTHWEST: THE IMPACT OF THE COLORADO RIVER ON OUR COLLECTIVE SURVIVAL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown - 50 East Adams Street

Unprecedented droughts and growing human demands on the Colorado River Basin have highlighted the vulnerability of our state's water supply. To counter the drought and dwindling supplies, we're pumping precious groundwater. In just ten years, the Colorado River Basin has lost the equivalent of two Lake Meads, the largest resevoir in the U.S.

The hardest working river in the West - which helps irrigate nearly 5.7 million acres of agricultural land and provides drinking water to nearly 40 million Americans - was recently named the number one most endangered river in the nation. This dramatic reality opens the door to real conversation about essential changes in water policy, conservation and sustainability. The urgent challenge calls for bold action and a solid line of defense against the widening supply-and-demand gap on the Colorado River.

     Terry Fulp
Featuring (L to R) David Modeer, Central Arizona Project; Jeffrey Kightling, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Kevin Moran, Environmental Defense Fund; and Terry Fulp, US Bureau of Reclamation.

Moderated by:
Grady Gammage,
Gammage & Burnham

Grady Gammage

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