Water in the West Symposium
Program

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18


10:30 & 11 a.m.

Water Inspiration: Virtual Tours
Denver Zoo — virtual tour and Q&A regarding the Zoo’s water conservation and recycling program (complete with elephants!) [WATCH THIS SESSION ]

Denver Water — virtual tour and Q&A regarding Denver Water’s work in their watershed to link forest health to your faucet [WATCH THIS SESSION]

1 p.m.

Welcome to Water in the West 2020 [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Jocelyn Hittle — Colorado State University System
Tyrone Smith — Colorado State University
Tony Frank — Colorado State University System
Jim Lochhead — Denver Water
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

 

 

1:10 p.m.

Keynote: The Power of Story [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Gary Knell — National Geographic Partners

2 p.m.

Moving Minds: How Social Movements, Campaigns, and Storytelling Shape Public Sentiment [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Moderator: Yolanda Bevill — Colorado State University
Gary Hirshberg — Stonyfield Organic
Sarah Soule — Stanford Graduate School of Business
Justin Worland — TIME

3:15 p.m.

Food and Water: A Cross-Sector Conversation [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Moderator: Secretary Tom Vilsack — Colorado State University System
David LaFrance — American Water Works Association
Secretary Karen Ross — California Department of Food & Agriculture

THURSDAY, NOV. 19


9 a.m.

Welcome and Hydro Announcement [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Jocelyn Hittle — Colorado State University System

9:10 a.m.

Governor’s Remarks [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Colorado Governor Jared Polis

9:45 a.m.

Western Governors Series [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Moderator: Jim Ogsbury / Ward Scott — Western Governors’ Association
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis
Nevada Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall

10:30 a.m.

Secretary’s Dialogue: Election Insights [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Secretary Tom Vilsack — Colorado State University System
David Axelrod — Institute of Politics, University of Chicago

11 a.m.

Closing Remarks [WATCH THIS SESSION]
Secretary Tom Vilsack — Colorado State University System

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