Current Conference - University Council on Water Resources

Water in a Changing Environment

June 13-15, 2017

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

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EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS

Gain exposure for your products and services by exhibiting at the conference.  Multiple sponsorship opporunities are also available. 

REGISTRATION

Online registration is now open!  

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be submitted in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 19, 2017.  A refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued for cancellations received by May 19, 2017.  There are no refunds for cancellations after May 19, but someone may attend in your place (please contact the UCOWR headquarters at 618-536-7571 to make these arrangements).  NO refunds will given (at any time) for cancellation of the optional rafting field trip. 

Conference registration fees will be as follows:

POST-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS

There are two post-conference field trip options this year:  Cache La Poudre Heritage Tour and a Cache La Poudre White Water Rafting Trip.  Both will be held during the afternoon of Thursday, June 15, 2017. 

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Learn more about our scheduled plenary speakers here

LODGING OPTIONS

A room block is being held at the Hilton Fort Collins.  $149/night + tax. This is a 15 minute walk to the conference venue, the Lory Student Center on CSU's campus.

Dorm lodging is also available on CSU's campus.  Single rooms are $85/night and double rooms (you name your roommate) are $122/night. Dorm lodging includes breakfast and lunch each day of your stay.  The dorms are about a 1/2 mile walk to the Lory Student Center. 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

A discount for shuttle service from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins is available through Green Ride. 

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact the UCOWR home office -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 618-536-7571. 

 

 

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The preliminary conference program will be available soon.


 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be submitted in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 19, 2017.  A refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued for cancellations received by May 19, 2017.  There are no refunds for cancellations after May 19, but someone may attend in your place (please contact the UCOWR headquarters at 618-536-7571 to make these arrangements).  NO refunds will given (at any time) for cancellation of the optional rafting field trip.

A detailed (preliminary) program will be available soon. 

 

2017 UCOWR/NIWR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     
Monday, June 12: Early Registration 3:00 - 6:00 pm
     
Tuesday, June 13: Registration 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  Breakfast 7:30 am
 

 

Conference Welcome/Plenary Session I:      Eric Kuhn and Anne Castle  

8:30 - 9:50 am
  Break 9:50 - 10:10 am
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 10:10 - 11:30 am
  Lunch on your own 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  UCOWR Delegate Business Luncheon 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 1:00 - 2:20 pm
  Break 2:20 - 2:40 pm
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 2:40 - 4:00 pm
  Break 4:00 - 4:10 pm
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 4:10 - 5:10 pm
  Welcome Reception & Poster Session 5:30 - 7:00 pm
     
Wednesday, June 14: Registration 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  Breakfast 7:30 am
 

 

Plenary Session II: Warren Hall Medal Recipients

8:30 - 9:15 am
  Break 9:15 - 9:30 am
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 9:30 - 10:50 am
  Break 10:50 - 11:00 am
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 11:00 - 12:00 pm
  Lunch on your own 12:00 - 1:30 pm
 

 

Authors' Lunch Session with John Fleck and William & Rosemarie Alley

 

12:00 - 1:30 pm

  Concurrent Technical Sessions 1:30 - 2:50 pm
  Break 2:50 - 3:10 pm
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 3:10 - 4:30 pm
  Student Activities Session 4:45 - 5:45 pm
  Awards Banquet 6:00 - 7:30 pm
     
Thursday, June 15: Registration 7:30 am - 10 am
  Breakfast 7:30 am
 

 

Plenary Session III: Peter Colohan, and TBD

 

8:30 - 9:50 am

  Break 9:50 - 10:10 am
  Concurrent Technical Sessions 10:10 - 11:50 am
  Lunch on your own 11:50 am - 1:00 pm
  Post-Conference Field Trips  
      Cache La Poudre River Heritage Tour 1:00 - 5:00 pm
      Mountain Whitwater Descents Rafting Trip 2:00 - 7:00 pm
 
See you in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018!

 

All presenters, please make sure to complete the Presenter Commitment Form and return to UCOWR by April 7, 2017.

Oral Session Presenters:  The preliminary conference program and presentation guidelines will be posted soon.

Poster Session Presenters:  Poster guidelines will be posted soon. The poster session will be Tuesday evening during the Welcome Reception.

The conference is being held at the Lory Student Center on the campus of Colorado State University (1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521).

UCOWR has made arrangements for two special lodging options for conference participants:

Option 1:  Hilton Fort Collins - this is about a 15 minute (easy) walk to the conference venue, the Lory Student Center. (Directions HERE

  • Room rate (single or double):  $149 + tax
  • Wifi included
  • Room rate available 3 days pre- and post- contract dates
  • Reservations can be made ONLINE or by phone at 970-482-2626 (Group Name: Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Meeting, Group Code: AUC)

The deadline for making reservations at the group rate is Friday, May 19, 2017, or until filled.  On May 19, all rooms will be released to the general public and regular rates will go into effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2:  Dorm Lodging at CSU's Academic Village - This reservation must be made at the time of your conference registration (online). 

From the dorms, there is a 1/2 mile walk to the conference venue, The Lory Student Center. Single and double rooms are available.  Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and check out is at 10:00 a.m.  Check in and out times are strictly enforced.  More about each dorm option is below. 

Single Suite:  Bed, desk & chair, wardrobe closet, 2-drawer dresser and private bathroom  

  • $85.00 per night
  • Room rate includes breakfast and lunch each day in a CSU Dining Hall and parking in designated lots.  You will be required to provide your license plate information at the time of check-in. 
  • Bed linen, a blanket and pillow and towels are provided. There will be a towel and linen exchange location if fresh ones are needed.  Toiletries should be brought by the guest.

 

 

 

 

Double Suite:  2 beds, desk & chair, wardrobe closet, two, 2-drawer dressers and private bathroom

  • $122.00 per night (You must enter your roommate's name when you register.) $122.00 is the total cost for a double room. Making arrangements to share the cost with your roommate is your responsibility.  
  • Room rate includes breakfast and lunch each day in a CSU Dining Hall and parking in designated lots.  You will be required to provide your license plate information at the time of check-in.  
  • Bed linen, a blanket and pillow and towels are provided. There will be a towel and linen exchange location if fresh ones are needed.  Toiletries should be brought by the guest.

From the Airport

The conference location, Fort Collins, Colorado, is about one-hour from Denver International Airport. Taxi and rental car service is available at the airport. If you prefer a shuttle service, conference participants can receive a discount with Green Ride - click here to make a reservation.

Follow these steps to receive the discount:

  • Choose Fort Collins, CO
  • Enter discount code CSUMAP in the 'frequent user login' box at the bottom of the screen
  • Click 'GO'
  • After the screen refreshes, proceed with booking the reservation.

Following those steps is the only way to apply the CSU discount to your reservation. 

You may also reserve by phone at (970) 226-5533.

Getting Around Fort Collins and Beyond

Fort Collins Bike Library: Fort Collins is easy to get around by bicycle due to its relatively flat topography, and accessible infrastructure (bike racks throughout the city, bike lanes and trails). Explore Fort Collins on two wheels with the bicycle sharing program.

Transfort/Flex Bus: Local and Regional Service and schedules

Bustang: Bustang connects commuters and travelers to and from Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Vail, Glenwood Springs and more.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -- 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The 1986 Congress designated the upper Cache La Poudre River as a Wild and Scenic River, located in the north central region of the state of Colorado. In 1996, Congress designated Cache la Poudre as a National Heritage Area due to its pivotal contribution in western water development, its influence on western water law, and its role in the evolution of complex water delivery systems. The Poudre has also played a critical role in regional economic development, including recreation, agriculture, urban needs, and the environment. The tour includes a visit to the Greeley History Museum, Poudre Learning Center and Fort Collins Heritage Park. While traveling among the sites, Heritage Culturalists of the Poudre Heritage Alliance will discuss water history associated with landscapes traversed and answer any questions. 

Travel between sites will be mostly by bus with two short walking segments.

UCOWR friends and families are welcome.  The tour limit is 48 people.

Please bring sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes, and extra money in case you want to visit the Fort Collins Discovery Museum (fee is not included).

Registration Fee:  $20/person

Schedule

12:30-12:55 p.m. Optional pre-tour CSU Water Resources Archive, Short Poudre River Video
1:00 p.m. Meet in front of the CSU Library to load bus
1:15-2:15 p.m. Drive (with Heritage Culturalists) to Greeley Museum
2:15-2:45 p.m. Water Exhibit at Greeley Museum
2:45-3:00 p.m. Load bus - Drive by Delph Carpenter house at Island Grove Regional Park
3:00-3:20 p.m. Continue to #3 Ditch Diversion Structure, west of Greeley
3:20-3:40 p.m. Walk from #3 Ditch Diversion to Poudre Learning Center
3:40-4:10 p.m. Drive from Poudre Learning Center to Coy/Power Plant Diversion Structure
4:10-4:45 p.m. Walk from Coy/Power Plant Diversion to Discovery Museum
4:45 p.m. End tour at the Discovery Museum and optional transport to CSU
 
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -- 2:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a whitewater rafting trip down Colorado’s only designated Wild and Scenic River – The Cache La Poudre! This adventure offers a continuous 8-mile section of class II, III and IV rapids combined with views of steep Rocky Mountain canyons and insight from local rafting guides on the environmental history and ecology of the area for an unforgettable experience. June 15 falls within the river’s peak runoff season so rafters will truly experience the white water. This is a participatory activity, so come prepared to paddle and join in the fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements and Supplementary Information

Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver (available for preview at https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/550742ce7d615/web/)

Rafters should bring ID, sunscreen, water bottle, wet suit (or rentals are available for $10), a towel, dry clothes for after the trip, and money for gift shop.

Due to safety reasons, children under the age of 13, pregnant women, or anyone with a pre-diagnosed heart condition will not be permitted to participate in this activity.

More details and FAQs about Mountain Whitewater Descents are available at http://www.raftmwd.com/

**Limited to 21 people.**

Registration Fee:  $73/person  (NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN (AT ANY TIME) FOR CANCELLATIONS OF THE RAFTING TRIP.)

Schedule

2:15 p.m. Meet in lobby of Ft. Collins Hilton
3:00 p.m. Arrive at Mountain Whitewater Descents. 
  Raft trip will be 1.5-2 hours, depending on flow.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Return to MWD
7:00 p.m. Return to Hilton
 
 

Gain exposure for your products and services by exhibiting at our annual conference!  If exhibiting isn't for you, we have multiple sponsorship opportunities available, too. 

Why exhibit?

UCOWR members want the products you develop:

  • The latest in water education literature and software
  • Technology and tools for water resource research
  • Published texts in water resources research, policy, and development
  • Connections with publishers and/or industry leaders who can help them share their own research and expertise

Who attends?

  • University-affiliated researchers, educators, and extension professionals (75%)
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies (15%)
  • Professional organizations, non-profits, consulting and industry professionals (10%)

Access to market audience - The exhibit area is ideally located in the gathering space where all conference posters are displayed and presented and where every refreshment break takes places.  Advertising opportunities within the final program and conference registartion packets are also available.

Exhibit Details

Registration Fee:  $750 - Includes a 6-ft draped table, one complimentary registration, additional registrations for discounted price of $250 (optional), break refreshments, and attendee registration list.

Schedule

Monday, June 12, 2017 Set-up 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Exhibit Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Exhibit Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Exhibit Hours 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Break-down 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Awards Banquet:  $10,000  

  • Recognition in banquet title
  • Full-page, inner cover ad with logo in conference and Awards Banquet programs
  • Logo and website link on UCOWR conference website
  • Marketing materials (provided by sponsor) placed in registrant packets
  • Your literature displayed in registration area
  • Banner promoting your organization on display throughout conference (UCOWR will provide)
  • Two complimentary conference registrations 

Welcome Reception:  $5,000 

  • Recognition in reception name
  • Full page ad with logo in conference program
  • Logo and website link on UCOWR conference website
  • Your literature displayed in registration area
  • Sponsorship on display during reception
  • One complimentary conference registration

Breakfast:  $3,000 

  • Sponsorship on display during conference breakfasts
  • Half page ad in conference program
  • Logo and website link on UCOWR conference website
  • Materials displayed on sponsor literature talbe
  • One complimentary conference registration

Refreshment Breaks:  $2,000 

  • Organization name and logo on cups (provided by sponsor) used at all five breaks
  • Sponsorship on display during refreshment breaks
  • Logo in conference program and on UCOWR conference website

Lanyards:  $1,500

  • Lanyards (provided by sponsor) for name tags of 350 attendees provide opportunity for name exposure
  • Logo in conference program and on UCOWR conference website

Student Presentation Awards:  $1,000

  • Sponsorship recognized during Awards Banquet 
  • Logo in conference program and on UCOWR conference website

Author Session Luncheon:  $1,000

  • Sponsorship recognized during lunch discussion session with invited guest authors
  • Logo in conference program and logo on UCOWR conference website

DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 

Questions?  Contact the UCOWR office 618-536-7571 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TO REGISTER: 

  • Mail registration form (links above) and payment to address on the form; OR
  • Fax form with credit card information to 618-453-2671; OR
  • Call UCOWR (618-536-7571) to pay with a credit card over the phone.
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