March Lunch Talk 2020


March 31, 2020 - March 31, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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AWRA Colorado Lunch Event

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The State Engineer's Colorado River Compact Compliance Strategy

While many of us work to adjust to a temporary new normal, AWRA Colorado continues to work to bring current, relevant educational opportunities to our water resources community.  Please join us on Tuesday for our first ever webinar-only lunch talk!


The Colorado River Compact is the center of a lot of discussion by Colorado water users recently.  Whether the topic is prolonged drought, the Drought Contingency Plan, Demand Management, renegotiation of the '07 Guidelines, or concerns about the potential for curtailment, there is plenty to talk about.  The question about curtailment is an important part of the discussion and falls into a broader area of the State Engineer's Compact Compliance Strategy.  In this Webinar, Kevin Rein will discuss the various components of a Compact Compliance Strategy and how and why actual Compact Administration would occur.

Speaker: Kevin Rein

As State Engineer and Director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources, Kevin leads an agency responsible for the distribution and administration of water in accordance with statutes and interstate compacts; the implementation of a statewide dam safety program; the permitting of the use of ground water and construction of wells; the collection and dissemination of data on water use and streamflow; and conducting various studies concerning water resources and the availability of water supplies. The State Engineer is Colorado's commissioner on five interstate compacts and is responsible for assuring compliance with these compacts. The State Engineer is also the Executive Director of the Colorado Ground Water Commission and is the Secretary of the Board of Examiners for Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors.

Kevin served as Deputy State Engineer since 2008, until his appointment to lead DWR in July of 2017. As deputy, Kevin directed and supervised the review and engineering evaluation of substitute water supply plans; water court and well permit applications; subdivision water supply plans; and other instruments that guide the management of water rights throughout Colorado. He has worked for the Division since 1998.


Presentation slides are available for download here: Compact Compliance Strategy