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Water Wednesdays

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Dec 31, 2022

Join partner Denver Water at CSU Spur every Wednesday for a rotating slate of hands-on activities, including things like:

  • Water Delivery Challenge: Most communities in the Denver metro area rely on precipitation for drinking water supplies yet Colorado receives limited precipitation. Water utilities extend pipes and other infrastructure far into the mountains to bring water to the city. In this activity, we will have to collaborate with each other and use the tools available to get the water from one place to another successfully.
  • Balance the Scales: A water utility’s primary responsibility is to deliver safe drinking water to its customers and delivering that drinking water requires balancing water supply and water demand. Too much water? Where will we store it? Too little water? How will we stretch it? Try your hand at using different approaches to keep the two sides balanced.
  • Model Your Watershed: The Rocky Mountains in Colorado are the start of eight major watersheds. Explore the geography of watersheds and how we can understand Colorado’s unique geography to predict where water flows and how we can ensure we use it efficiently.

Please note: programming will rotate and specific activities are not guaranteed on any given day.

Details

Date:
August 3
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue

CSU Spur
4817 National Western Drive
Denver, CO 80216 United States
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BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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