(FORMERLY COLORADO ENERGY & WATER INSTITUTE)
EXPANDING OUR SCOPE
The words Energy and Water evoke strong passion and conflict globally. This holds particularly true in the western regions of North America, where plentiful energy potential intersects daily with the challenges of growing populations, the strain on wildlife habitats, and the impacts of climate change on ever-scarce water resources.
The Institute for Western Energy (formerly known as Colorado Energy & Water Institute) was founded in 2017 to bring together a diverse community of North American industry, policy, nonprofit and academic leaders in an intentionally intimate setting to engage in a meaningful conversation about our energy and water future. With the foundation of our successful inaugural event in 2017, the Western Energy & Water Forum, The Institute for Western Energy has expanded to offer additional events and seminars to provide participants an opportunity to add to the dialogue, engage with one another and experience nature.
To allow for the most substantive and productive dialogue among participants, our events, including Western Power Players, is closed to the general public and to the press.
TRANSITION & CONFLICT:
The confluence of water and energy in North America