For the third State of the Rockies Project Speakers Series event of the year, the Project will be hosting a panel on: The Colorado River Basin- Environmental Perspectives and Action. The panel will consist of experts from across the environmental field working on different issues throughout the Basin. Bart Miller, of Western Resource Advocates, heads up the organization’s water program. At WRA he works to promote urban water use efficiency, minimize water-related impacts of energy development, and protect and restore river flows. Jennifer Pitt manages the Environmental Defense Fund’s efforts on the Colorado River, specifically to restore the Delta and reform water policy. Her expertise includes the US-Mexico border environmental issues, the legal and policy framework for Colorado River management, the economics of water use and water transfers, and the science of river restoration. Tom Chart has spent his career largely working for State and Federal agencies and is now the Director of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program. His graduate studies got him hooked on the native fishes of the Colorado River system when he studied the initial effects of mainstem impoundment on the fish community of Colorado’s White River, and he has largely remained in the field ever since.
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