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Colorado River Project

Established in 1997, the Foundation's Colorado River Project is dedicated to educating people about challenges facing the Upper and Lower Colorado River Basins and assisting the many stakeholders in the two basins in reaching common ground. Primary financial support for the project is provided through a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Upper and Lower Colorado Regions along with contributions from agencies, companies and individuals.

The Colorado River Project includes the River Report newsletter, published twice a year; the Lower Colorado River Tour and an annual issue of Western Water devoted to Colorado River issues. In addition, the Foundation sponsors the biennial Colorado River Symposium, an invitation-only stakeholder event held in Santa Fe. The first symposium was held in 1997 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Colorado River Compact. Subsequent symposia were held in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. Printed proceedings are available from each of these events.

The Colorado River Project Advisory Committee
Michael Cohen, Pacific Institute
Gordon "Jeff" Fassett, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Bob Johnson, Water Consult
Jeff Kightlinger, MWD of Southern California
David Lindgren, Downey Brand
James Lochhead, Denver Water
Estevan Lopez, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
David Modeer, Central Arizona Project
Patricia Mulroy, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Don Ostler, Upper Colorado River Commission
Jennifer Pitt, Environmental Defense Fund
Stanley M. Pollack, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Maureen Stapleton, San Diego County Water Authority
Tanya M. Trujillo, Colorado River Board of California
Gary Weatherford, California Public Utilities Commission