Attorney General hosts western attorneys general, legal scholars for water conference

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he will host western attorneys general and distinguished legal experts from across the country this week to discuss major issues in water law. The water conference, scheduled for Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30, will be held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

“Protecting the state’s water resources and safeguarding its rivers is among the most important jobs of Colorado’s attorney general. Water is the lifeblood of Colorado and the West,” Suthers said. “This conference will bring together western attorneys general and renowned experts on water law to discuss the major issues facing the states today. I am looking forward to hosting this conference on a topic I have chosen to focus on during my tenure as chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General.”

The conference’s speakers include Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Harris Sherman, Alaska Attorney General Daniel Sullivan and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor. The conference will feature discussions on a wide array of topics, including the Colorado River Compact, the Clean Water Act and transbasin diversions.

Suthers’ peers elected him chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General at their August meeting last year. Suthers previously served as the organization’s vice chairman. For more information on the conference or the Conference of Western Attorneys General, visit them online at www.cwagweb.org

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