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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Preliminary Program Now Available!

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 is available here

 

2017 UCOWR/NIWR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     
Monday, June 12: Early Registration 4:00 - 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
  Roundtable Discussions 7:30 am - 8:30 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, Tim Kowalski, James Jones, and Sally Rockey

 

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!

 

The 2017 UCOWR/NIWR Conference Preliminary Program is now available for download here! Check back for updates as more info becomes available (last updated 4/25/17).

Presenters - please notify us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if any information is incorrect or you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you in Fort Collins!

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:  Maximum poster size is 44 inches tall x 40 inches wide. Additional 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.

New This Year!!

Wednesday Morning Breakfast Roundtables (7:30 - 8:30 am)

Rise and Shine….get your breakfast….and join in as we discuss: “Multi-institution Research Proposals”

  • Table 1 – Agricultural Irrigation, Conservation, and Efficiency
  • Table 2 – Conjunctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater under Drought and Flood Conditions
  • Table 3 – Urban Water Issues: Infrastructure, Resilience, and Security
  • Table 4 – Water and Ecosystem Services

EVERYONE is encouraged to join the discussion!  Take advantage of the opportunity of having so many active water institutions in one location!  Bring your ideas and suggestions and become part of a new multi-institution collaborative effort!

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
 
 
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