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2016 Water in the West Conference


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Water in the West: Insights Into Supply, Demand & Allocation of Water

FTE Professional Teachers Association

In partnership with the

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

April 7-9, 2016

Hoover Dam & the Renaissance Hotel, Las Vegas, NV


Conference Readings

The following readings were used at the Water in the West conference as background information and the basis of a Socratic discussion.


Speaker Topics and Visual Presentation Materials

Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West
Gary D. Libecap PhD: Professor of Corporate Environmental Management, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara. Barbara

Hoover Dam, It’s All About the Water
Rose Davis: Regional Public Affairs Officer Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation

An Economist’s Law of the River
Lesli Kirsch-Burke: Economist Boulder Canyon Operations Office, Lower Colorado Region,  Bureau of Reclamation

Spurring Understanding and Innovation through Open Data
Angela Adams: Program Manager/Drought Use Case Team Lead, Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation

Strategies for Colorado River Water Management
Jaci Gould: Lower Colorado Regional Deputy Director, Bureau of Reclamation

Drought Response in Southern Nevada
Colby Pellegrino: Colorado River Programs Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority

The 2016 Water Market
Clay Landry: Managing Director, WestWater Research