November Talk: Science Be Dammed – How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River
November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us virtually the evening of November 19th for :
- Speakers: Eric Kuhn, retired Colorado River Water Conservation District, and John Fleck, Director of the University of New Mexico’s Water Resources Program.
- Title: “Science Be Dammed – How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River“.
- Cost: Free
- Time: TBA but was 5:30 in September.
Eric Kuhn, recently retired, worked for the Colorado River Water Conservation District from 1981 to 2018, including twenty-two years as general manager. The district is a water utility and policy agency covering most of the Colorado River basin within Colorado. John Fleck is director of the University of New Mexico’s Water Resources Program. A Colorado River expert, he wrote Water Is for Fighting Over and Other Myths About Water in the West.
The talk will cover the science and some of the politics of how the Colorado River became over-appropriated. The talk will be based on the recent book they published under the same name.