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Our Water, Our Future

September 7, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
STEAM on the Platte
1401 Zuni St.
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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When: Thursday, September 7, 3 – 7 pm
Where: STEAM on the Platte, 1401 Zuni St., Denver CO

See presentations from our program here:

Presentation, Part 1
Presentation, Part 2
Presentation, Part 3


It’s no secret that our fragile water resources can’t support Colorado’s projected population growth unless we grow differently. Come learn from the leaders how best practices for urban and suburban development can conserve, protect water quality, mitigate flood risk, and create urban waterfront environments.

Some of the forum highlights will include:
  • Overview of national and regional policies
  • Urban drainage and stormwater conservation
  • Denver Water’s new headquarters
  • Waterfront development
  • Multifamily tap fees
  • Sterling Ranch
  • Water and recreation
  • A networking reception at the new STEAM on the Platte!


Thursday, September 7th:

3 pm – 3:20 pm: Registration and Networking

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm: Opening Remarks

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Macro Panel (regional efforts). Topics include: water policy, urban drainage, conservation, and land use.

Speakers Include:
Moderator: Peter Pollock, Manager of Wester Programs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Jim Lochhead, CEO, Denver Water Integrating water efficiency into land use/new Denver Water HQ.
Barbara Chongtoua, Project Manager, Stream Services, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District How watershed management and urban drainage plans integrated with development create resiliently economically viable systems
Kevin Reidy, Water Conservation Specialist, Colorado Water Conservation Board Overview of Colorado’s Water Plan.

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm: Micro Panel (case-study projects). Topics include: tap fees, living infrastructure, water front development, stormwater management, water and recreation

Speakers Include:
Moderator: Josh Radoff, Senior Vice President, WSP
Susan Powers, President, Urban Ventures Discussing STEAM on the Platte. River restoration as part of the development process.
Brice Leconte, Founder, iUnit Discussing iUnit. Tap fees in development, water usage in multi-family.
Mary Kay Provasnik, Utilities Director, Dominion Water and Sanitation District (Sterling Ranch) Sterling Ranch: creative approaches to development/ lack of water in rural communities.
Laura Kroeger, P.E, Assistant Program Manager, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District Discussing River Run Park. Topics include: design of whitewater parks and multi-use recreational civil projects through whitewater design, physical modeling, river stabilization design and environmental protection.

5:45 pm – 6 pm: Closing Remarks

6 pm – 7 pm: Networking Reception on the Platte!

Optional Project Tour of STEAM  (6 pm – 7 pm, during the networking reception)


–                                                    ULI Member  |  Non-member

Private Sector:                                 55                       75
Public Sector:                                   50                       70
Young Leader (under 35):             45                       60
Student/Retired:                             35                       50

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