The Economics of Colorado Water on November 10, 2018 in Denver


The Economics of Colorado Water on November 10, 2018 in Denver


November 10, 2018 | Denver

If you live (and teach) in Colorado, you should know this stuff. We’ll start with the fundamental tenets of western water law, i.e., the doctrine of prior appropriation and set it up with an economic problem – the allocation of scarce resources. Then we’ll probe major current water issues – water transfers, basin of origin protection, maintaining stream flows, Native American water rights, all from an economic perspective. This topic can be an engaging way to teach the economic fundamentals of scarcity, choice, cost, natural resources and allocation mechanisms. 

Fee $25* - Add to Cart
  • Grades: Secondary Teacher Focus (all K-12 welcome)
  • Time:  8:30 am  - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Denver
  • FEE: $25*
  • Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education..
  • Faculty: Mark Smith, Ph.D., Colorado College; guest presenter Tim Sheesley, Chief Economist, Xcel Energy; mentor teacher Kurt Gutschick, Valor Christian High School
  • Includes: Light breakfast and lunch
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