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The digital landscape has placed high demand on open and accessible water data. As agencies push to keep up, this age of open data ushers in benefits and challenges. This issue looks at that push for open water data, how to integrate disparate sources of information for better and more nimble water management, and how planning for Colorado's water future means more data and more transparency. Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here 

Connecting the Drops

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Colorado Foundation for Water Education

Innovating for Viability: Land and Water Tour

On September 27, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, National Young Farmers Coalition, Colorado Ag Water Alliance and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union are partnering to offer this one-day tour focused on innovative solutions for agricultural viability. 

Hear from expert speakers and visit operations focused on irrigation efficiency, soil health, adaptation for climate change, alternative transfer methods, water quality, farmland succession planning and more. Participants will enjoy a local meal and walk away with a stronger understanding of the nexus between water and the agriculture industry. Learn more and register here.


Webinar: Water Data Access How-To

mapviewerJoin us on Aug. 31 to learn about and train to use Colorado's Decision Support Systems, including a close look at the Colorado Division of Water Resources' HydroBase Data Viewer, where anyone can access surface water conditions, gauge readings, structures and more.

We'll explore these resources under the guidance of John Rodgers, DWR's HydroBase coordinator, and Chris Brown, DWR's GIS program manager. Log in from your office or home over lunch, come ready to learn and bring your questions! Register here




Explore where your water comes from and Live Like You Love It by entering the #Hike4Water Contest!

Colorado 14ers collect the snow that melts and flows miles and miles to become your hometown's water supply. The Colorado Rockies not only provide water to about 5 million Coloradans, but also to people living in 18 other states. 

Enter the #Hike4Water contest to win big!

Read more: #Hike4Water


Early Registration Open!

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October 10 - 12, 2017 – Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO
 “Coming Together – the Confluence of Science and Society”

This annual conference expands cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado for the purposes of  natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement by informing participants about new issues and innovative projects and through valuable networking. 

Learn more and register here
SCHOLARSHIPS are available!

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