Ditch Symposium

Ditch Symposium

A one-day Ditch Symposium about the ditches of Boulder was held on Saturday May 16th, at the Boulder Public Library. The Symposium was sponsored by the Boulder Watershed Initiative and the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. Coming soon: podcasts from the Ditch Symposium.

Welcome and opening remarks

Paul Hempel


Ditches & the Town

Michael Holleran


The Water Ditch, Basis of Civilization In the West from the Native Americans On

Justice Greg Hobbs


Boulder, A Constructed Oasis

Bob Crifasi


And on the sixth day, He created ditches, and He saw that they were good.

Ed and Betsy Marston


Flood, Drought and Difficult People Under Customary Spanish Water Law in Northern New Mexico

Stanley Crawford


Free-flowing & Mud-clear, Ditches as Inspiration

Chuck Forsman

Cha Cha

Jason Emery


A Soft Spot for "Small": Why Little Ditches Have So Much More Charm than Big Ones

Patricia Limerick


The view from the pitchfork

Richard Behrmann

Bob Carlson

John McKenzie

Catherine Long Gates


Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda... What We'll Wish We'd Done with Ditches, Twenty Years From Now

John Wiener


Ditches and Climate Change: Greater Demands and Earlier Supply (Good News for Spring Crops, Not-So-Good News for Sweet Corn)

Lee Rozaklis