State to convene first-ever Water Summit

State to convene first-ever Water Summit

News Type: State Source: The Montana Conservationist
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Scholarships available: Lend your voice to the conversation this March 6-7 in Helena
Have you ever wondered how earlier timing of snowmelt is affecting Montanans on the ground? What about how the state’s growing population will affect you and how you use water? Are you interested in hearing stories from fellow Montanans who are creatively addressing these issues and more? The 2018 Montana Water Summit, “Water in a Changing West,” will convene diverse stakeholders involved in water management, policy, research and practice – from legislators to landowners – to discuss some of the most pressing current and future challenges with Montana’s water quantity and quality. The Summit will highlight impacts to the state’s water identified in the just-released Montana Climate Assessment while also focusing on how population growth and a shifting economy influence water use and demand now and into the future. You’ll have a chance to talk with visiting Western water experts, meet fellow Montanans engaged in exciting on-the- ground
adaptation, ponder the roles of policy, science, and management in Montana’s water future, host a
water-related conversation over lunch…and more.
Scholarships are available for watershed group and conservation district affiliates, graduate students, and interested community members. More info here.