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Weather postpones CSU's Water in the West Symposium

Posted: 8:57 AM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 15:18:13Z
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DENVER -- The threat of the storm bearing down on Colorado Wednesday has led to the postponement of Colorado State University's second annual Water in the West Symposium at Gaylord Rockies.

"The safety of attendees and speakers is paramount and we apologize for the inconvenience of rescheduling this event," said Tiana Nelson, Communications and Partnerships Director for the Colorado State University System, who added the flights of many speakers have already been canceled.

Nelson says the new date for the symposium will be communicated directly with participants after it is selected and that all registrations will be transferred to the new date.

The Water in the West Symposium will bring together leaders from diverse disciplines to dive deep into water issues affecting the region and explore innovative solutions to water challenges.

More than 35 speakers were invited to the event, including Gary Knell, National Geographic Partners; Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute and showcase the efforts of various sectors in leveraging research, innovation, education, and creative policies to address the most pressing global water issues.

“CSU has long been an expert in water issues, and the CSU Campus at the National Western Center will place these conversations on an even larger stage,” said Dr. Tony Frank, chancellor of the CSU System and president of CSU in Fort Collins. “The University has a responsibility to use its resources and position as a land-grant institution to take the lead in convening conversations and efforts around these important global issues.”

The Symposium is an initial offering of the CSU Water Building, one of the three buildings that make up the future CSU Campus at the National Western Center. The new CSU Campus will also include an animal health building and a center focused on food and agriculture. Each of the CSU buildings will provide collaborative research and incubation spaces, and interactive and family-friendly educational opportunities focused largely on the themes of health, environment, energy, water, and food.

You can stay up to date on the event at nwc.colostate.edu/water-in-the-west-2019 .