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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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The Montana Water Summit

Water in a Changing West

March 6-7, 2018Montana Water Summit
Radisson Colonial Hotel
2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT

Water is a critical resource for all Montanans – and it’s limited.

Like other states across the West, Montana is experiencing earlier spring runoff, declining snowpack, recurrent drought, a burgeoning outdoor tourism and recreation economy, and ever-increasing demands on a finite water supply.

Building on the knowledge and experience of past state water policy leaders, the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment, and information regarding the state’s changing demographics and shifting economy, the Montana Water Summit will:

-        Highlight the impacts from these well-documented pressures on the state’s water supply

-        Present transferrable case studies of adaptation across water use sectors

-        Foster a statewide, multidisciplinary discussion about Montana’s water future


Join a diverse group of water users, community members, policy-makers, scientists, and natural resource managers for:

-        Thought-provoking plenary sessions

-        A special topics lunch

-        An innovative adaptation workshop

-        A series of dynamic keynote presentations from western water experts

-        Ample opportunities for socializing


Look for a detailed agenda and registration information coming soon.

For questions or more information, contact DNRC Water Planners Sara Meloy (406) 444-4247 ( or Ann Schwend (406) 444-1806 ( 

Brought to you by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and the Montana Water Center.