APA Colorado Chapter


Thursday, October 5, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MDT

CM | 6.50
L | 1.50

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Topics include water law, an explanation of water-related agencies and organizations, the Colorado Water Plan and implementation, as well as discussion about timely and important water topics and issues. The 201 Session will provide more in-depth information on water law to include compacts and the water court process.
The Seminar features speakers, including the keynote—Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs (retired), as well as representatives from federal, state, and local agencies.

Learning Objectives:

1. An understanding of water history & law

2. Administration of water rights, issues water well permits, Colorado interstate water compact proceedings, issues licenses for well drillers and construction of water wells, administration issues.

3. Gain a better understanding or Colorado’s Water Plan Implementation

4. Basis of a Water Right; Conservation versus Efficiency; Use It or Lose It Through Abandonment; Change of Water Right

5. Learn about Colorado River Compacts

The Workshop is designed to provide an understanding of water and related issues in the area. Topics include Colorado water: history, law; administration, regulation, and development. Also included will be an interactive panel on local water management and use issues. We will talk about the concepts of Prior Appropriation, Water Administration and Water Rights.


Robert Genualdi

Invited Speaker

Robert Genualdi is the Division Engineer for the Dolores/San Juan River Basin, Durango Office. The Division is responsible for administering water rights, groundwater well permitting, hydrography, and dam safety in the Basin. Genualdi is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in engineering and water resources. He is ... Read More

Bruce Whitehead

Invited Speaker

Bruce Whitehead is a Colorado native and was born in Fort Collins. He has been the Executive Director of the Southwestern Water Conservation District and the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District since October of 2007. In that capacity he plans, directs, and reviews activities and functions of the District(s ... Read More

Gregory Hobbs

Invited Speaker

Greg Hobbs is a Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. He serves as a Co-Convener of the Western Water Judges educational project, Dividing the Waters and Vice-President of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. A member of the Colorado Authors League, his books include The Public’s Water Resource, Articles ... Read More

Contact Info

Shelia Booth, sbooth@apacolorado.org