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Watersheds Conference

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Register now for the 2014 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. 

This year's conference, Come Hell or High Water!, will explore the spirit of community resiliency in the wake of the 2013 floods, wildfires, and other risks to our watersheds. 

October 7-9, 2014
Westin Riverfront Resort in Avon, CO

Transbasin Diversion Guide

CFWE's newest Citizen's Guide highlights the history, costs and benefits of these controversial water projects, from both an historic and current point of view. NOW AVAILABLE. Flip through the online version or purchase the guide here.


Headwaters Summer 2014

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Learn more about the September 2013 flooding in Colorado through the latest issue of Headwaters. Read about what happened in September, recovery efforts and opportunities, living with risk and more. Visit the flood issue on our website here.

Order Headwaters. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your complimentary copy, or become a member to receive an annual magazine subscription.

Connecting the Drops: On Air

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Colorado Foundation for Water Education

Transbasin Diversion Tour This September!


Get out of the office this September to explore transbasin diversion infrastructure and operations. Join a diverse group of elected officials, water managers, planners, educators, and interested individuals to see and learn how Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Homestake and Twin Lakes water is managed, used and conveyed to various entities across the Continental Divide. View the draft itinerary and register here. Highlights include:

  • Visit the Ewing Ditch, Colorado's first transbasin diversion
  • Tour the Mount Elbert Powerplant 
  • Hear about collaborative planning associated with the Homestake Project
  • Learn the History and operations of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project
  • Visit the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area to hear how transbasin water helps maintain recreational and environmental flows

Join us September 22-23, 2014. 

 Become a tour sponsor! View sponsorship levels and benefits here and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information


Headwaters Magazine Photo Contest

Let's see some pictures! The Colorado Foundation for Water Education's photo contest is BACK! We're publishing your best images in the next glossy edition of Headwaters magazine. We want images that feature Colorado's Eastern Plains. Think big sky, tall grasses, agriculture, recreation and more. The winning photo will be featured on a full one-page vertical spread toward the front of the magazine and the winner will receive a free subscription to Headwaters-- that subscription can be transferred to a friend or family member. Review contest rules and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! Submission deadline is September 5.

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Water Educator Network


We're increasing the amount, quality and effectiveness of water education. Local water educators will thrive with tools, trainings and collaborations that are relevant, accessible and simple to implement. Learn about the Network here. 

Colorado's Water Plan

COwaterplan Colorado has arrived at an unprecedented point in water history, one where dialogue and consensus among water leaders is leading to a comprehensive plan to address our state's water challenges. CFWE is proud to support understanding of Colorado's Water Plan and the Basin Implementation Plans. Learn about CFWE's involvement here

Join the Discussion The Colorado Legislature's Interim Water Resources Review Committee will hold a series of meetings this summer, with at least one meeting in each basin. Read about this next round of input on our blog where you can check out the meeting schedule to attend and offer your input.

Learn more about what's going on with Colorado's Water Plan visit

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