Past symposia: 2018 | 2019 | 2020

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The fourth annual CSU Spur Water in the West Symposium will be Nov. 3-4 at the Seawell Ballroom in downtown Denver. The symposium will focus on solutions at scale — from the local to international level — and will be held in-person, with a virtual option available.

In person attendees have the option to take a tour from 9:30-11 a.m. on Nov. 3. Choose from four optional tours on the morning of Nov. 3:

1. CSU Spur construction site

CSU Spur is under construction and will open as a free public educational destination starting in January 2022. CSU Spur has three buildings focused on research and experiential education related to animal and human health, water, and food and agriculture. Long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required for this tour.

2. Denver Water Operations Complex

Denver Water, Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility, recently designed and redeveloped their 34-acre eight-building complex to incorporate LEED certifications, zero-net energy, and One Water strategies, creating one of the most resilient and sustainable buildings in the state. This tour will showcase all those features with an opportunity to talk to the people who led the project.

3. Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

As a resource recovery facility, Denver Metro Wastewater helps return valuable nutrients to the land, produces green energy, feeds a reuse treatment plant, and helps provide a sustainable means of heating homes and businesses. This tour will focus on the treatment process technologies used to recover valuable resources while also producing high quality effluent.

4. Leopold Brothers Distillery

Tour details to be announced.

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Thank you to our 2021 sponsors

Content sponsors

Regional reach sponsor

Connectivity sponsor

Interested in sponsoring the 2021 Symposium? Email waterinthewest@colostate.edu.

Share your water story

Help us engage new people in water – share a short video (30-90 seconds) to be part of the CSU Spur collection of water stories.

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Share your water story

Help us engage new people in water – share a short video (30-90 seconds) to be part of the CSU Spur collection of water stories.