October 25th - 26th, 2018 at the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Events Center In Phoenix, AZ

The Western US is facing a new era of water challenges, whether it is dealing with drought, mitigating climate change, or dealing with realities of water use conflicts. Tribes are at the center of this challenge, holding large water rights and acting as local water managers.  This summit brings together Tribal voices and subject-matter experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Tribes are facing. The summit will go beyond Tribal water right basics, and provide unique content on how Tribes are managing water in this new era.

For any questions or inquiries about this summit, please contact WestWater Research:

Brett Bovee – (970) 672-1811


2018 Tribal Water Summit

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Summit Details:

The Gila River Indian Community is hosting a two-day summit on Tribal water management issues, focused on developing water management programs and federal policy concerning Tribal water.

The summit provides valuable information and unique content exploring important water topics in Indian Country.    


Summit agenda

See the 2018 Summit Agenda.

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Key Topics:

  • Tribal water rights management and building water resources departments
  • Contemporary issues in securing Tribal water rights and achieving settlements
  • Perspectives on the future of federal policy affecting Tribal water issues in the Western U.S

A Unique Event For:

  • Tribal leaders and water managers
  • Western water managers and water policy practitioners
  • Attorneys and engineers working with Tribes on water management issues
  • Anyone interested in Tribal water management issues


Register for the 2018 Tribal Water Summit by September 1st, 2018.

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