The Colorado River Basin, an area roughly the size of France, supports the water supply for 35 million people, but demand for water has far exceeded supply for decades. This is not a problem of ongoing drought, it is a systemic issue. As demand continues to increase (the states in the basin already contribute about 20% of US GDP) and supply gets more and more erratic (partly as a result of climate change and the draining of the aquifers), the region is heading for a crisis that could have serious consequences for municipal water supply as well as the environment, agriculture, and tourism. Encourage Capital, in conjunction with Peter Culp, one of the most respected and pre-eminent authorities on water and water law in Colorado, recently published the report, “Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado River Basin,” which looks at the role that private investment might play in helping solve some of the systemic water problems of the Colorado River Basin. During this webinar, the report’s authors, Ricardo Bayon of Encourage Capital and Peter Culp of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, will walk participants through the issues inherent in the basin, as well as investment strategies that could be used now to help address the water problems of the Colorado River.