AWRA/CGWA 2021 Virtual Symposium


April 26, 2021 - April 28, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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AWRA-CO and CGWA are excited to host this virtual event providing two full days of engaging and educational technical content in addition to keynote presentations, numerous opportunities for virtual networking, a silent auction and a virtual expo. Please join us to learn about shared solutions and crossing traditional boundaries to approach problems in new ways, both in Colorado and across the West. We are excited to share a sneak peak at this year's talk themes and topics; a detailed agenda with speakers and presentation titles will be available in the coming weeks. Please see the session themes and times below!

Monday, April 26th

 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Happy Hour
Raise a glass with friends and colleagues as we dive into Colorado’s ecological world.

Tuesday, April 27th

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Day 1 Introduction
Opening remarks from AWRA Colorado 

9:30 - 11:45 AM

Session A - A Look Around the South Platte Basin
Highlights of creative water projects spanning the State’s most populous river basin.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Session B - Drought, The New Normal?
Join presenters and panelists as we delve into drought in Colorado and learn about the propensity for drought, past drought experiences, and drought planning and response from a variety of perspectives.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap up and Professional Networking

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 28th

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Day 2 Introduction
Opening remarks from CGWA 

9:30 - 11:45 AM

Session A - Forging Ahead
Come learn about how water providers have overcome unique obstacles in their commitment to delivering quality (and quantity) water.

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Keynote Presentation
Water Planning Challenges in the Western United States
A multi-state panel of experienced water professionals discuss the challenges facing their states and the potential for collaboration.

1:30 - 3:45 PM

Session B - Entering New Territory
Learn about water supply planning in new areas that venture across state (and national) boundaries.

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Symposium Wrap Up and Silent Auction Close

*Timing subject to change


Download the event flyer and program schedule include speakers and presentation topics here:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! More info can be found at:

Virtual Expo Booths are also available. The booth, just like an in-person event can be hosted with a live person and can be filled with informational and marketing content that will be available to attendees whether or not a live person is at the booth. The booth will be available to all attendees throughout the Symposium and attendees will be guided to the expo booths during specific break periods. You can sign up now and the deadline for requesting a booth is April 16. More info can be found at:

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$0.00 Student Member Ticket

$5.00 Student Non-Member Ticket

$85.00 Member Registration
$65.00 Earlybird rate before April 7

$130.00 Non-Member Registration
$110.00 Earlybird rate before April 7

$0.00 Donation