College of Law

Colorado River: Crisis or Opportunity?

Colorado River: Crisis or Opportunity?

DATE: Thursday, February 2 2023
TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MST
LOCATION: College of Law and Virtual Event
COST: Free and open to the public
1 hour CLE (pending).
A Wallace Stegner Center Event

Amy Haas will cover the state of the river (general overview of current and forecast hydrology), the status of the Basin States, Mexico’s efforts to reduce use, and the Department of Interior’s plans for the same (development of Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the 2007 Interim Guidelines). Amy Haas will conclude with Utah’s priorities–both interstate and intrastate–in the near and longer terms.

Free lunch for attendees who RSVP for in-person attendance.


Amy I. Haas is the first Executive Director of the newly formed Colorado River Authority of Utah (“Authority”).  Previously, Amy worked as the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Upper Colorado River Commission.  Before joining Commission staff, Amy was both General Counsel and Acting Director of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission.  From March 2015 through May 2017, Amy served as New Mexico’s Upper Colorado River Commissioner and the Governor’s Basin States Representative (Principal).  Amy began her career in New Mexico over two decades ago as an attorney in private practice, concentrating on water and land use law.

Utah Water Lecture Series
With support from the National Audubon Society, the Wallace Stegner Center is hosting a four-part Utah Water Lecture Series, which will include  presentations on Utah water law, Colorado River system management and diversions, measuring water use, and water and wildlife. The lectures will be held during the noon hour at the College of Law and streamed online on January 19, February 2, February 16, and March 2. If you miss a lecture, you can watch online on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel.

This Utah Water Lecture series is co-sponsored by the National Audubon Society.

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