West Slope Water Summit
: November 20th 7:30am - 12pm
Where: Montrose County Event Center
8:00am - 9:00am Brent Newman, Colorado Water Conservation Board Section Chief
9:00am -10:00am Andy Mueller, Colorado River District General Manager
10:00am - 10:15pm Steve Anderson, Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association Manager
10:15am - 12:00pm Q&A General Discussion
Cost:No Cost to Attend
About the Speakers
Brent Newman is a native of East Tennessee, and attended the University of Mississippi for undergraduate and law school. He joined the CWCB’s Interstate and Federal Section in 2010. Intrigued by the complexity of western water policy issues, he enrolled in night classes at the University of Denver to learn more, earning an LL.M. in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy. He has served as liaison to the Colorado, Gunnison, Arkansas, Yampa, and South Platte basin roundtables, provided program support for the Interbasin Compact Committee, and was a lead author of Colorado’s Water Plan. Brent oversees all programmatic areas of the Interstate, Federal, and Water Information section, and is responsible for directing and coordinating the work of section staff members with legal, water resource or administrative coordination expertise. He is responsible for activities relating to the Colorado River Compact, Upper Colorado River Compact and Arkansas River Compact. Brentmanages projects and funding associated with section programming and provides section direction, input, and guidance on the implementation of Colorado’s Water Plan.
Andy Mueller is the General Manager of the Colorado River District, taking over for longtime water leader Eric Kuhn this past January. Andy is an attorney and he practiced law for many years in Ouray County before moving to Glenwood Springs about four years ago. His legal work took him across the breadth of western Colorado water, land use and economic issues. For nine years from 2006-15, he was a Director on the Colorado River District Board. His combined experience prepared him to lead the River District, whose work is to protect western Colorado water resources and to serve as an advocate and policy leader on water issues related to the entire Colorado River basin.