Water bank to be explored at Confluence

LOVELAND — Confluence: The Northern Colorado Water Conference, will examine the potential for creation of a water bank in the region.

Confluence is the first water conference in the region to examine the economic issues surrounding the scarcity of water affecting the growing numbers of residents of Northern Colorado. 

The discussion about a water bank, called Banking on Water, will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Suite 100, Loveland. 

Northern Colorado business leaders for decades have weighed the benefits of a water bank to acquire water rights and preserve them for use within the region, rather than have metro-Denver communities such as Thornton acquire those rights and remove the water. The panel discussion will examine the chances that a regional water bank will come to fruition?

Peter Nichols, partner with Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, Boulder, will moderate the discussion. 

Panelists will be Ray Caraway, president of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, which has been convening discussions between private, public and nonprofit organizations in the region to explore the possibilities; Sean Chambers, director of water and sewer, city of Greeley; Richard Seaworth, owner, Seaworth Farms; and Eric Wilkinson, former general manager of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, also known as Northern Water

Confluence is a BizWest event. Tickets are available here. The event occurs on the same day and at the same venue as the Colorado Energy Summit. Tickets for either event are $53.49 or $103.49 for an all-day pass. Discounts are available for purchases of five or more tickets to either event. Those discounted ticket prices are $43.49 each or $83.49 each for all-day passes.

LOVELAND — Confluence: The Northern Colorado Water Conference, will examine the potential for creation of a water bank in the region.

Confluence is the first water conference in the region to examine the economic issues surrounding the scarcity of water affecting the growing numbers of residents of Northern Colorado. 

The discussion about a water bank, called Banking on Water, will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Suite 100, Loveland. 

Northern Colorado business leaders for decades have weighed the benefits of a water bank to acquire water rights and preserve them for use within the region, rather than have metro-Denver communities such as Thornton acquire those rights and remove the water. The panel discussion will examine the chances that a regional water bank will come to fruition?

Peter Nichols, partner with Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, Boulder, will moderate the discussion. 

Panelists will be Ray Caraway, president of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, which has been convening discussions between private, public and nonprofit organizations in the region to explore the possibilities; Sean Chambers, director of water and sewer, city of Greeley; Richard Seaworth, owner, Seaworth Farms; and Eric Wilkinson, former general manager of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, also known as Northern Water

Confluence is a BizWest event. Tickets are available here. The event occurs on the same day and at the same venue as the Colorado Energy Summit. Tickets for either event are $53.49 or $103.49 for an all-day pass. Discounts are available…