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Summer 2013 - Colorado Springs, CO

GMDA Summer Session


Colorado Springs, CO / June 2 - 4, 2013

Monday - June 3, 2013

8:00 a.m.Welcome & Conference Introduction - Dean Pennington, GMDA President and Randy Ray, Executive Director of Central Colorado Water Conservation District
8:15 a.m.Groundwater & Climate - Bruce Bacon, President and CEO, AMCi
9:00 a.m.Airborne Mapping: A Tool for Groundwater Management - Jared Abraham, Senior Research Geophysicist, XRI Geophisics
10:00 a.m.Break and Visit Sponsors
10:30 a.m.Supplying US Troops with Potable Water in Afghanistan - Bob Ereth, General Manager, Layne Christensen
11:30 a.m.The One World One Water (OWOW) Center for Urban Water Education & Stewardship: A New Water Concept - Tom Cech, Director, One World One Water Resource Center
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.Missouri River Water Transfer Project - Mark Rude, Director, Southwest Kansas GMD#3
2:15 p.m.Break and Visit Sponsors
2:30 p.m.River Bank Filtration - Dave Colvin, Project Manager, Leonard Rice Engineers & Stephanie Ashley, Project Geologist, Leonard Rice Engineers
4:30 p.m.GMDA Board Meeting
 6:00 p.m.Puddle Pictures 
 6:30 p.m.Dinner Banquet 

Tuesday - June 4, 2013

8:00 a.m.Water Resource Advocacy in a Changing Washington D.C. - Christine Arbogast, Federal Lobbyist, Kogovsek and Associates
8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Public Policy & Election Strategy - Randy Ray, Executive Director, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District: Jim Reasoner, Board Director, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District; Don Diones & Paul Hanley, Senior Vice Presidents, George K. Baum & Company
 9:00 a.m.Successfully Harnessing Free & Open Source Tools for Data Management - John Rodgers, Environmental Engineer, Leonard Rice Engineers
  9:30 a.m.Break and Check-out 
  10:30 a.m.Southern Delivery System & The Waldo Canyon Burn - Mark Pifher, Permitting & Compliance Manager, Colorado Springs Utilities 
  11:30 a.m.Lunch 
  12:45 p.m.Tour of Southern Delivery System, Future Water Treatment Plant & Pipeline 
3:30 p.m.Return from Tour, Conference Ends

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