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Tuesday, September 24th at the Denver Botanic Gardens

RiverBank is our biggest event of the year! Over 250 people in our water community come together to celebrate our partnerships and raise funds to restore water to Colorado’s rivers. Join us for a fun-filled evening of food, drinks, networking, a silent auction, and the presentation of the David Getches Flowing Waters Award.

David Getches Flowing Waters Award

The David Getches Flowing Waters Award is presented each year at RiverBank to a person or entity whose contributions to Colorado’s rivers and streams demonstrate some of David Getches’ exemplary characteristics.
The 2024 David Getches Flowing Waters Award goes to:
Brad Udall
Bradley H. Udall is a Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist / Scholar at Colorado State University’s Colorado Water Center. His expertise includes how climate change will impact hydrology and water policy in the American West, with a focus on the Colorado River. His passion for the environment leads him to share what he knows about climate change and the coming impacts on rivers with audiences nationwide. Brad’s message is clear, and he employs a thoughtful approach to communicating complex problems, advising his audiences to take action.
Previous David Getches Award Recipients


Our generous sponsors make RiverBank possible!

2023 Gold Sponsors

Brownstein logo
Conscience Bay logo

2023 Silver Sponsors

The Drake logo
Colorado River District logo
Harris Kocher Smith
Flywheel Capital logo
Davis Graham & Stubbs logo
MidFirst Bank logo
Somach Simmons & Dunn logo square
Breg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti logo

2023 Bronze Sponsors

BBA Water Consultants
Berkley Bank
Bushong & Holleman, P.C.
Carlson, Hammond, & Paddock L.L.C.
City of Thornton
Cockrel, Ela, Glesne, Greher, & Ruhland, P.C.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
ERO Resources
DiNatale Water Consultants
Fairfield & Woods, P.C.
Hill & Robbins
Holland & Hart
Holsinger Law, L.L.C.
HRS Water Consultants
Hydros Consulting
LRE Water
Lyons Gaddis
Martin & Wood Water Consultants
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison, and Woodruff
Pinyon Environmental, Inc.
Spronk Water Engineers, Inc.
Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Inc.
Wilson Water Group

Silent Auction Donations

Our renown silent auction raises funds for our work to restore water to Colorado’s rivers. Items include fishing and outdoor gear, river art, and overnight stays in Colorado’s beautiful mountains. If you’d like to give back to your rivers by donating an item to our silent auction, please fill out the below form or contact Barrett Donovan at bdonovan@coloradowatertrust.org.

Auction Item Donation Info


Volunteers help make RiverBank possible! They help with set-up, check-in, silent auction, and clean-up. If you’re interested in volunteering for the next RiverBank, contact Barrett Donovan at bdonovan@coloradowatertrust.org.

For any questions about RiverBank contact Barrett Donovan or give us a call at 720-570-2897 ext. 5.