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Denver Water Law Review Symposium 2024

April 19

The 2024 University of Denver Water Law Symposium will be hosted in the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on April 19th, with a virtual attendance option available. The theme is Water as a Nexus: Agriculture in the Arid West.  

Agricultural production in Colorado plays a significant role in the state’s economy and remains the economic backbone of many rural communities. Agriculture strengthens Colorado’s food security and upholds our state’s cultural identity. The agricultural sector in Colorado and across the West faces multiple water resource challenges including drought, climate change, and the potential for increasing supply gaps. Colorado is home to a notable group of water and agricultural experts who are driving innovative solutions for these challenges in the industry.

This year, the University of Denver Water Law Review will facilitate conversations centering on the ways that the agricultural industry shapes the economic and environmental future of Colorado and the West amid the challenges posed by the climate crisis. The Symposium is excited to welcome not only water and environmental lawyers, but also farmers, ranchers, tribal leaders, agricultural engineers, and conservationists. At the 2024 Symposium, these voices will gather together to share their expertise and unique perspectives on the frameworks that govern water access, agricultural management and conservation, innovation and more.

Kate Ryan, Executive Director of Colorado Water Trust, will be a panelist during one of the symposium sessions. 

Through these panels, attendees will consider the ways that innovative solutions can result in controversy, and to begin to lay some groundwork for navigating within that controversy through cooperative and collaborative water management solutions.

For more information on the 2024 University of Denver Water Law Symposium please contact Claire Johnson or Nicole Pla.


April 19


Denver Sturm College of Law Ricketson Law Building
2255 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210 United States
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