Headwaters Fall 2015
Revered and manipulated, cherished and disregarded, the Colorado is a lifeline and an overallocated system exacerbated by drought. Explore this defining moment on the Colorado River by browsing articles and a flipbook of the magazine here.
Connecting the Drops
Bringing you the reporting you crave over the radio airways with extras and archives on our website. Visit the audio archives or listen to the latest story on water use in marijuana grow facilities:
UPDATED Compacts Guide
CFWE's ever-popular Citizen's Guide to Colorado's Interstate Compacts is being updated and will be available in late January. The new edition of this valuable desk reference explores the basic essentials of Colorado's interstate water sharing agreements. Order your individual copy through our store here and flip through the new guide here.
Colorado's Water Plan
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.
Learn more about what's going on with Colorado's Water Plan and join the discussion. Visit www.coloradowaterplan.com
Colorado Foundation for Water Education
Registration is now open for Water Fluency Spring 2016: Northern Front Range. This unique educational experience will increase your water fluency so you can better analyze water's influence on the issues you dealw ith everyday and evaluate creative solutions. Become immersed in the language and concepts of water as well as tools for navigating the culture, complexity and future of water management and policy issues. Registration has been extended! Register by February 19, click here to sign up and learn more.
On February 26, 2016 spend the day with CFWE on our Water for Commodity Production Tour. We'll explore the relationship between water demands, public policy and economic development, and see innovative approaches in the Pueblo area. Hear about land use policy and planning for economic development, economic return and distribution scale of local agricultural products, industrial hemp and commercial marijuana operations, leasing water for industrial water uses, gain some historical and current context of water for steel production and much more.
Join us on Friday March 11, 2016 for CFWE's annual Climate and Colorado's Water Future Workshop! This year we'll meet in Boulder to tour INSTAAR's Stable Isotope Lab and hear from many local experts to learn about Colorado's crazy climate. Hear and see how researchers use ice cores to understand the composition and temperature of Earth's atmosphere; explore drought, climate change, the water cycle and ecosystem; find out how changes in climate can alter hydrology and how water managers are preparing and planning for an uncertain future. We'll come away with new tools to better teach and communicate about climate. View the draft agenda and register here—this annual offering always fills. Reserve your space today!
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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.
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