Current Conference - University Council on Water Resources

Water in a Changing Environment

June 13-15, 2017

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are now being accepted through January 20, 2017.  

EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS

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

REGISTRATION

Online registration will be available in February 2017.  Conference registration fees will be as follows:

 

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 $65/night and double rooms (you get to specify roommate) are $85/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 Melissa at the UCOWR home office -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 618-536-7571. 

 

 

 

Join us in Fort Collins, Colorado, for the 2017 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference!

View the call for abstracts here.

Click here to submit your abstract.

The abstract submission deadline is to January 20, 2017.

Abstract acceptance decisions will be emailed in February.

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 13, 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.  More about each option below. 

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

  • $65.00 per night
  • Room rate includes breakfast and lunch each day in the Ram's Horn Dining Hall (pictured at right) and parking. 
  • 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

  • $85.00 per night (You must enter your roommate's name when you register.) $85.00 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 the Ram's Horn Dining Hall (pictured above) and parking. 
  • 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.

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.

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

Student Career Luncheon:  $500

  • Sponsorship recognized during lunch panel discussion session
  • Logo in conference program and log 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 Melissa at UCOWR (618-536-7571) to pay with a credit card over the phone.

Anne Castle - Senior Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment at the University of Colorado

Anne Castle is a senior fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment at the University of Colorado, focusing on western water issues.  From 2009 to 2014, she was Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior where she oversaw water and science policy for the Department and had responsibility for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey.

While at Interior, Castle spearheaded the Department’s WaterSMART program, which although not an entirely original name despite best intentions and multiple trademark searches, provides federal leadership on the path toward sustainable water supplies.  She was the driving force behind the 2010 federal MOU addressing sustainable hydropower, the largest, least respected, and most vilified form of renewable energy in the country.  Castle also instituted the federal Open Water Data Initiative in an attempt to make the fragmented world of water data more integrated and accessible.

As a counterbalance to the somewhat old school and traditional culture of water management, she entered the arena of space policy and was a champion for the USGS LandsatProgram, the nation’s longest sequential moderate-resolution satellite imaging system.  She joined the cadre of victims of Landsat love, populated by earth scientists, western water managers, and Google Earth aficionados. Castle also provided hands-on leadership on Colorado River issues and was the Chair of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group and a champion of Minute 319 between the US and Mexico.The fact that the Colorado River descended further and further into drought during her tenure is generally believed not to be her fault.

Castle is a recovering lawyer, having practiced water law for 28 years with the Rocky Mountain law firm of Holland & Hart.  She was the Landreth Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment for the Spring 2015 quarter, and is now working with the Getches-Wilkinson Center on projects relating to implementation of the State of Colorado’s Water Plan and Colorado River management policy.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics, with honors, from the University of Colorado, College of Engineering, in 1973, primarily to demonstrate to her father that girls could be good at math.  Her J.D. in 1981 was also from the University of Colorado, qualifying her as a Double Buff.

Eric Kuhn - General Manager, Colorado River District

Eric is the General Manager of the Colorado River District, a position he has held since 1996. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California.
 
Prior to working for the Colorado River District, he served as an engineer officer aboard nuclear submarines in the U.S. Navy and worked as start-up engineer for Bechtel Power Corp.
 
Eric started employment with the Colorado River District in 1981 as Assistant Secretary-Engineer.  He has served on the Engineering Advisory Committee of the Upper Colorado River Compact Commission since 1981.
 
From 1994-2001, he served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board representing the Colorado River mainstem. In 2006, Eric was appointed by Governor Owens as an at-large representative on the Colorado Interbasin Compact Committee, a position he continues to hold.