Weekly Wave: Bruce Babbitt and Commissioner Burman to Present Keynotes at WRRC 2020 Conference
May 29, 2020
Weekly Wave, vol. 8, no. 21, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, May 29, 2020
We are delighted to let you know about our exciting keynote speakers for the June 18/19 WRRC Conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years. Former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt will provide the opening keynote on June 18th, and we cannot think of a better launch to the day's dialogue! Babbitt has deep roots in Arizona. As Governor, he negotiated and guided passage of the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act, oversaw the creation of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and propelled a major expansion of the state park system. The second day of our conference, June 19th, will open with a keynote address by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman. Burman has more than 25 years of experience working on western issues. Serving as Commissioner since 2017, she led the Bureau during the development of the Drought Contingency Plans for the Colorado River Basin states. She brings a wealth of knowledge about water issues in the West and in Arizona in particular. Her talk, The Colorado River and Arizona's Water Management, will set the stage for later
discussions focusing on choices to help us realize a resilient water future.
Register by the end of today, May 29, to receive a meeting packet in the mail, complete with this year's water ruler and a cloth document portfolio. If you have already registered, please make sure you have updated your registration to include your mailing address. Note that registrations after today will still have access to electronic materials. Registrations closes at midnight on Monday, June 15.