Energy and Water. The mere mention of those words ignites intense passion and even conflict around the world. That is especially true in the western portions of North America where an abundance of energy potential and ever-scarce water resources meet daily with population growth, pressure on habitat and the realities of climate change.
The Colorado Energy & Water Institute at Steamboat was founded in 2017 to bring together a diverse community of North American industry, policy, nonprofit and academic leaders in an intentionally intimate setting to engage in a meaningful conversation about our energy and water future. With the foundation of our successful inaugural event, the 2020 Western Energy & Water Forum will bring together no more than 150 invitation-only participants, all of whom will have unmatched expertise in a particular area of energy and water. The small nature of the event and unique breakout sessions will give all participants an opportunity to add to the dialogue, engage with one another and experience Steamboat Springs – one of the West’s truly unique locations.
To allow for the most substantive and productive dialogue among participants, the Western Energy & Water Forum is closed to the general public and to the press.
TRANSITION & CONFLICT:
The confluence of water and energy in North America