August 18-19, 2015

Shilo Hotel and Conference Center, Idaho Falls, ID

Tickets now on sale for the early-bird price of $219! Includes four full meals over two days, plus a reception sponsored by CAES on Aug. 18. Price goes up to $239 on Monday, June 22!

Click here for sponsorship information.

 The 2015 IES on the “water-energy nexus” will focus on the Intermountain region’s role in developing what Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls “a focused and well-coordinated public-private approach to the energy-water nexus issues (that) can promote economic growth and lead to new breakthrough technologies in water and energy resiliency.”

What’s the “water-energy nexus?”

Water-energy nexus drawing

Featured speakers:

For complete information on all confirmed speakers, click here.

cw16-jonathan-weisgall-2415434 Jonathan Weisgall, Berkshire Hathaway   

Mike Simpson mug Rep. Mike Simpson, Chairman House Appropriations Subcommittee on Water and Energy.

Others include: 

Sen. James Risch

James K. Hill, Canadian Consul General-Seattle

EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Lek Kadeli

NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki

DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr

DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Mike Knotek

DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary  for Nuclear Energy John Kotek

Western Governors Association Director James Ogsbury

Dr. Suzanne van Drunick, National Director of EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research

California Energy Commissioner David Hochschild

And, watch this space for new speakers as they confirm!

Presenting sponsors:

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Sponsors at the $5,000 level and higher are invited to the Sponsors and Speakers dinner on Aug. 18.

California is not unique in experiencing a destructive feedback loop in which declining water resources are devoted to energy production, and energy is required to transport water where it is increasingly scarce. Throughout much of the U.S. and the world, we manage water and energy as if they were unrelated. In reality, they are Siamese twins.”

-Carl Pope, Sierra Club

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