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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, fact check some assumptions about the river and read about ways that Colorado is taking proactive steps to shore up contingency plans for water shortage. Find articles and a flipbook of the magazine 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.

UPDATED Compacts Guide

PREORDER NOW! CFWE's ever-popular Citizen's Guide to Colorado's Interstate Compacts is being updated and will be available in December. The new edition of this valuable desk reference explores the basic essentials of Colorado's interstate water sharing agreements. Preorder bulk copies by Dec. 16 for a discounted rate or order your individual copy through our store here.

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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

Learn more about what's going on with Colorado's Water Plan and join the discussion. Visit


Click the icons below for videos about climate change, ranching and more; or audio from CFWE's Connecting the Drops radio series.

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Colorado Foundation for Water Education

Webinar: Agriculture and Water Scarcity—Managing Groundwater Declines

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Register now to join us December 10 from 9-10 AM for a webinar on managing groundwater for agriculture.

Water is an essential ingredient for productive agriculture, but not always easy to come by in semi-arid Colorado. Some of the state's most significant agricultural producing regions rely on groundwater levels that are in decline. As water tables drop, the threat of limited water availability puts the state's agricultural producers and rural communities at risk. Join us to explore solutions to sustain groundwater aquifers that can support agriculture for the long term. Click here to register.

Read more: Webinar: Agriculture and Water Scarcity—Managing Groundwater Declines


The Wild Yampa on IMAX

On January 14, 2016 at 7 p.m., join CFWE and famed Colorado photographer John Fielder at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science IMAX theater to experience the Yampa. With author Pat Tierney, Fielder documented the Yampa's journey for their new book, Colorado's Yampa River: Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green. After Fielder puts his stunning photos on the largest screen in Colorado, CFWE will host a panel discussion about development pressures on the Yampa and efforts to protect its wildness, followed by a reception and book signing. Register here and enter CFWE2016 for a discounted $15 member rate. To purchase, select non-member tickets, add to cart, then add the promotional code on the following page.

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Industrial Water Use Tour


In early 2016, CFWE will spend a day exploring industrial water use. Much has been done to reduce water needs through municipal conservation and efficiency, but what is the role of breweries, snowmaking, power generation, marijuana production, food processing and others for Colorado's water future? CFWE's one-day tour will showcase vibrant communities that are planning for an increase in various industrial activities and the relationship between water demands, public policy and economic trends in promoting innovative industry.


The Great Divide Film

Watch The Great Divide Film locally during remaining tour stops this fall. You can also catch the film on Channel 20 on December 25 at 7:00 a.m. Want to stream the film? Find the OnDemand site here, where you can rent or buy a streaming or downloadable version. Or perchase a DVD via the website




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Pre-schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today

On Dec. 8, 2015, support water education by participating in Colorado Gives Day and selecting CFWE as your recipient. Over the past three years, we've received more than $22,000 in donations through Colorado Gives-in just three days! A $1 million incentive fund multiplies the power of every gift. Mark your calendar for the 8th or preschedule your gift today!

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