The U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage will sponsor an International Conference on the Challenges Facing Irrigation and Drainage in the New Millennium, June 20 to 24, in Fort Collins, CO.

The theme of the conference will be Meeting Human and Environmental Needs through Sustainability, Rehabilitation and Modernization.

The conference will feature more than 70 papers, as leading water authorities from several countries address many of the key issues facing all water resources professionals.

Several hundred water resources professionals will be on the campus of Colorado State University to attend the USCID conference and the concurrent Watershed Management and Operations Management 2000, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A joint USCID-ASCE plenary session will feature keynote speakers Fernando J. Gonzalez, senior irrigation advisor, The World Bank; and Charles F. Wilkinson, Moses Lasky professor of law, University of Colorado.

A highlight of the conference will be an exhibition, featuring dozens of companies offering products and services to the water industry. Three concurrent study tours will be offered Saturday, June 2, providing conference participants an opportunity to visit irrigation and water projects in Colorado.

The final program and registration form are available on the USCID Web page, at www.uscid.org/~uscid/id_2000c.html.

The U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage is a nonprofit professional society whose members share an interest in the engineering, economic, legal, environmental and social issues affecting irrigated agriculture.

For more information about USCID, visit its web page, at www.uscid.org/~uscid.

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