MOVING WATERS CULMINATING CONFERENCE
Moving Waters Culminating Conference was held at Northern Arizona University
September 25-28, 2002.
The conference created a public space where a lively conversation might
occur with a diverse audience of researchers, policy makers, and advocates.
The conference consisted of lively panel discussions, interesting plenary
lectures, and a wonderful celebration of story and music. Field trips
were available at the conclusion of the conference.
The Conference Story Line followed the narrative thread of
the post-settlement history of the watershed, beginning with
J. W. Powell, the reality of aridity, and the road not taken, continuing
through the construction of the hydraulic empire (apparent escape from
aridity), the big buildup (and its consequences for indigenous people,
and the landscapes of the Plateau), and the law of the river, and then
new opportunities, including the new science (aridity is a reality), the
new ethics, the new politics (including watershed councils and community
based organizations, the WGA, cyber democracy), and the new vulnerabilities
Conference Program (click to enlarge image)