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Program co-chairs: Sarah Klahn, Matthew Sura; planning committee: Susan Daggett, Kathryn Mutz.

Co-sponsored by: Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado Law School, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, Natural Resources & Energy Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

This program is the second in a 3-part series focusing on critical water, oil and gas issues in Colorado. This second program focuses on the technology behind the recycling of produced water and hydraulic back fracturing flowback fluid and the issue of mandatory recycling. It also addresses the legal implications of water reuse and opportunities in Colorado.

The programs gather top legal, water, and energy/technical experts to share their extensive experience and expertise with you. This series provides a solid foundation on technical aspects, legal frameworks, and potential regulations and controls involved when natural resources of vital importance to Colorado - water, oil and gas- cross paths.

The first program provided an overview of the pertinent law and issues generated when the water, oil and gas industries interact; addressed water quality concerns and the sourcing of water from municipalities and beyond for hydraulic fracturing and drilling.

The third program will explore the ins and outs of landowner/oil and gas company negotiations with a focus on water interests and other issues brought to the attention of planners at the first and second programs.

This series provides a great opportunity to get up to speed on high profile issues of utmost importance in Colorado.


Sarah Klahn, Matthew Sura