The Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference continues through tomorrow in Las Vegas. The nonprofit group aims to foster nonpartisan dialog about use and management of the river and to find and advocate for “common objectives, initiatives and solutions.” The meeting agenda includes a hydrology report from the Bureau of Reclamation and an address from Bureau commissioner Camille C. Touton. Other topics for the meeting, which brings together leaders from the basin states, tribes and Mexico, include climate change, the costs and risks of litigation and innovation. Department of Interior Assistant Secretary of Water and Science Tanya Trujillo has been invited to give the keynote tomorrow. Tuesday sessions included new approaches to water supply forecasting and the impacts of reduced funding for basin operations.
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