The Vail Symposium, in conjunction with the Eagle River Watershed Council, brought together a powerful panel of speakers all with expertise in various aspects of the Colorado River and the treaties and agreements that govern it. Challenges managing the river and its multitude of users will continue and even intensify in the future.
Somewhat reassuring was the fact that the states, farmers, and municipal users are all seeking solutions to a problem made even more difficult due to population pressures and progressing aridification of the Western United States.
Want a follow up to the conversation? Check out this article in Colorado Politics about the overtaxed Colorado River: One of our panelists, Pat Mulroy, was quoted extensively.