Department Of Interior
|OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY||
Contact:Trudy Harlow, 202-513-0574
|For Immediate Release: June 4, 2003||
Frank Quimby 202-208-7291
Norton to Address Water 2025
(WASHINGTON)Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton will deliver the opening address to about 250 participantsat the Water 2025 Conference in Denver on Friday, June 6, 2003. A media availability will be held at 10:30 a.m. following her remarks. The event is at the Radisson Hotel Denver Stapleton Plaza.
The conference, Water 2025: Preventing Crises and Conflict in the West, is the first of nine consulting sessions in Western cities aimed at expanding the dialog on ways of preventing the chronic water supply problems facing many communities in the coming decades. Other speakers include Mark Rey, Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment at the Department of Agriculture, Colorado Governor Bill Owens, Interior Assistant Secretary Bennett Raley, and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner John Keys.
Discussion panels will be led by New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid (State and Local Perspectives); Bureau of Reclamations Betsy Rieke (Approa-ches to Resolving Conflict ); and Rita Maguire, Arizona Center for Public Policy (Getting Beyond Crises Management ). A list of panel participants is attached.
Water 2025 is a blueprint for Interior and other federal agencies to work with state and local officials, water user groups, environmental organizations, tribes, and others in a strategic, focused approach to predicting, preventing, and alleviating water supply crises and conflicts. More information on the Denver conference and Water 2025 proposal is at www.doi.gov/water2025.
Who: Interior Secretary
Gale A. Norton.
Water 2025: Panel Participants
Patricia Madrid, Panel Chair,
New Mexico Attorney General
Approaches to Resolving Conflict
Betsy Rieke, Moderator, U.S.
Bureau of Reclamation
Getting Beyond Crises Management
This panel will examine the tools, policies, and practices in minimizing and preventing future water crises.
Rita Maguire, Moderator,
Arizona Center for Public Policy
Selected Press Releases