The governor’s special water policy adviser, John Stulp, is among those scheduled to speak at the event Thursday hosted by the Metro Roundtable and Colorado Foundation for Water Education.
The roundtable is among nine that the Legislature created to address projected water shortfalls.
Metro Roundtable Chairman Rod Kuharich says conservation alone won’t be enough.
The Metro Roundtable estimates the Denver area alone will need up to 272,000 more acre-feet of water to meet demand in 2050. It says the south Denver metro area will need 25,900 acre-feet more water to replace non-renewable Denver Basin groundwater. An acre-foot of water is enough to meet the annual needs of up to two households.