Headwaters Winter 2016
Explore today's focus on collaboration in water, and how Coloradans are coming together to forge alliances between disparate interests. Browse articles and find 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
CFWE's annual President's Award Reception gala and fundraiser
Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 PM
Space Gallery, Denver
Register today to join us for a special evening as we celebrate water education and recognize extraordinary individuals who have made a difference in water. We'll enjoy a fun night of mingling, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, a photo booth, wine toss, and other fun activities. Come celebrate with friends and help us recognize this year's awardees!
|President's Award: Governor John Hickenlooper|
|Emerging Leader Award: Heather Dutton, San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District|
Learn more and register here
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submit your ideas for presentations at the 11th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. We've extended our deadline and request your submission by May 16, 2016. This highly popular event expands cooperation and collaboration throughout our state for natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement by informing citizen groups, agencies, consultants, and legislators about current issues and through networking opportunities. Visit www.coloradowater.org/submit-your-paper to learn more.
On June 7 and 8, CFWE is offering half-day bike tours. Join us to pedal through the Bear Creek watershed, southwest of Denver, to discover how groups are reclaiming and protecting urban waterways. We'll see first-hand water quality improvement projects, recreation along the creek, long-term watershed planning and community education and stewardship. Registration is free but required, click the dates below learn more and sign up for one of the bike tours and view the draft itinerary here.
June 7 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
June 8 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Join CFWE June 21-22 for a Gunnison River Basin Tour hosted in conjunction with the Colorado Water Workshop. Gain an appreciation for this beautiful part of the state as we travel off the beaten path to develop a better understanding of the many values of water. The itinerary will showcase:
- Gunnison Basin hydrology & historic water management
- Colorado River Compact, water banking, and the System Conservation Pilot Program
- Local agricultural production and alternative transfer method pilot projects
- Irrigation upgrades for water efficiency and enhancing fish flows
- Soil health improvements for water retention and crop productivity
- Recreational uses and environmental protection issues
- Remote monitoring techniques and retrofitting hydropower diversions
View the draft itinerary here
Register here to reserve your spot!
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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.
CO River Report & Webinar
A report on the Colorado River Basin released in partnership between CFWE and CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division is available to read and download here.
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