43rd Annual Colorado Law Conference on Natural Resources

Registration Now Open!
Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9, 2023
University of Colorado School of Law
Wittemyer Courtroom

The Getches-Wilkinson Center and the Water & Tribes Initiative invite you to attend: 

Crisis on the Colorado River: From Short-Term Solutions to Long-Term Sustainability

The Colorado River is in crisis. Rapid declines in reservoir storage now threaten many longstanding agreements and operational norms, triggering curtailments in water deliveries and prompting emergency interstate and federal/interstate negotiations.

The challenge is two-fold: adopting rules to equitably “share the pain” in the short-term, while transitioning to a management framework to support long-term sustainability in what will likely be an increasingly arid future. It is both a water and a “people” problem, requiring innovations for stretching limited supplies through processes emphasizing equity and inclusion across all values, stakeholders, and sovereigns, including the United States, Mexico, Tribes, and the seven basin states.

More Information and Registration now available

Acequia Assistance Project Awarded 2022 ABA Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award

(Pictured: Project Director Gregor MacGregor with Student Deputy Directors Ellen Beckert, Cameron Abatti, Mary Slosson, Jackson Dunivan, and Oliver Skelly. Not Pictured: Student Deputy Director Grace Jimenez)

The American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources recognized the Acequia Assistance Project with the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award in Environmental Law and Policy during an online awards presentation.

The award recognizes individuals or organizations who have distinguished themselves in environmental law and policy, contributing significant leadership in improving the substance, process or understanding of environmental protection and sustainable development.

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2022 Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecture in Natural Resources

Mobilizing the Global Community on Climate Change:
An Indigenous Leadership Perspective

Fawn Sharp
President, National Congress of American Indians

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Lecture Recording Now Available