American Water Development Inc.

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Maurice Strong "assembled a group of wealthy investors and formed AWDI in 1986 with a board of directors that included, among others, former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief William Ruckelshaus and former Colorado governor Richard Lamm." see Sea of Sand: A History of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve By Michael M. Geary [1]

"AWDI was founded by Canadian entrepreneur Maurice Strong, who has been slated to head the 1992 United Nations Conference on Development and the Environment. He has left the company but owns property north of the sand dunes in Crestone, Colo., where AWDI would locate about 100 wells. The company's board of directors includes former US Environmental Protection Agency administrator William Ruckelshaus, former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm, and Canadian investor Samuel Belzberg. Mr. Lamm says he considers this "the most environmentally benign and efficient way for Denver to get additional water. If you assume that Denver is going to continue growing, this is much better than ... any of the other alternatives. "They have the people down there so riled up that there is no compromise possible," he says. AWDI vice chairman Alexander Crutchfield Jr. says he expects to get defeated in Alamosa. "We'll probably go to the [state] supreme court." " [2]

"Strong formed American Water in March, 1986, with former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief William D. Ruckelshaus, Denver Tabor Center developer David Williams Jr., Canadian financier Sam Belzberg, the Pennsylvania investment banking firm RRY Partners and Robert B. Anderson, whose father is Robert O. Anderson, former chairman of Atlantic Richfield Co. Former Gov. Richard D. Lamm joined the board in May." [3]

"Strong moved onto other global save-the-environment advocacies, including the Rio conference, but the idea was taken on by Gary Boyce, a native son of the San Luis Valley...Boyce has now returned with another, down-sized proposal. He now proposes to develop 35,000 acre-feet of water. His new business, Sustainable Water Resources, owns 25,000 acres of deeded ranch lands with senior water rights and will purchase remaining water rights from other sources, explains The Crestone Eagle, in a November 2015 story." [4]

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