2008 seminar media coverage
Oil shale water woes: Denver, Western Slope officials cite huge demands for resource
Snarfing down an entire bag of potato chips shouldn't make you feel as guilty anymore, thanks to Denver Water and Frito-Lay. It's not about the oil the chips are fried in, but the water used to wash the potatoes, Melissa Elliott told 200 water leaders gathered at Grand Junction's Two Rivers Convention Center on Friday. "At the Frito-Lay plant in Denver, potatoes are washed in water that has been washed and recycled," Elliott said. "They save about 40 acre-feet of water a year." That's enough to meet the annual needs of 40 households.
However, the water required by snack food companies adds up to small potatoes when compared to the "800-pound gorilla" Dan Birch described to those attending the annual water seminar hosted by the Colorado River Water Conservation District.-Coverage in The Steamboat Pilot-Water group offers vision of how Front Range's future will flow
In 50 years, housing developments will be packed tight, water prices will be sky high and cities such as Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs will share their expensive water systems instead of insisting that everything remain separate, as they do today. Or that's what a powerful new coalition of cities, known as the Front Range Water Council, believes must occur to stave off looming water shortages.....
"We know there is a better way to do things," said Eric Wilkinson, manager of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, which serves Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, among others.
Wilkinson's comments came Friday at a meeting of more than 200 water managers and elected officials gathering at the Colorado River District's Annual Water Seminar.-Coverage in The Rocky Mountain News-'Oil shale 800-pound gorilla' with predictions of water use
Oil shale will be the biggest consumer of Western Slope water in the coming decades, assuming it's developed at all. "Oil shale is the 800-pound gorilla" in the computations aimed at predicting the region's water use, Dan R. Birch, deputy general manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District, told more than 200 people Friday at the district's annual seminar in Grand Junction. Birch was addressing the preliminary findings of an energy supply water study commissioned by the Colorado Basin and Yampa-White Roundtables.-Coverage in The Daily Sentinel-
It's our most precious natural resource, water. At Friday's Colorado River district annual water seminar, speakers focused on how the state should deal with the last segment of Colorado River that can be developed.-Coverage by KJCT-TV in Grand Junction-Colorado River District July 2008 Press Release