Water Partnerships

  As the West's demands on water increase, so does the need for cooperation among agricultural, city and recreational interests. Collaboration, an idea with increasing popularity in the West, will be addressed July 30-Aug. 1 at the 22nd annual Colorado Water Workshop in Gunnison, Colo. Water Partnerships: Can Competing Users Cooperate to Manage a Vital Resource ... and Live Happily Ever After? is a three-day forum including presentations by California State Sen. Jim Costa, D, and Environmental Defense Fund attorney Jim Martin. A special guest is Felix L. Sparks, former head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, who will be honored for his 40-year career in water issues. Call Robin Helken at 970/249-3034 to register. Or write to Colorado Water Workshop, P.O. Box 97, Cimarron, CO 81220.