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Colorado's public lands are faced with new challenges but water and land management depend on working together. Read about the relationship between water and land in Colorado and how Coloradans are converging to restore Colorado's public lands in the Spring 2018 issue of Headwaters magazine.

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

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Water Education Colorado

Mission: to promote better understanding of Colorado's water resources and issues by providing balanced and accurate information and education.

Humanity can live without a lot of things. We can’t live without water. From our food to our culture, from our economy to our very survival, on the plains and in the mountains we depend on abundant, clean, and accessible water.

Amid the worst single-year drought on record in state history, the Colorado Legislature founded Water Education Colorado (formerly Colorado Foundation for Water Education) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2002. Our organization is charged with the important task of ensuring a sustainable water future for our state through the promotion of “a better understanding of water issues… so Colorado citizens will understand water as a limited resource and will make informed decisions.”

Our value as an organization and our leadership as an educator and connector is borne from our objectivity and independence, our inclusivity and our balanced approach. We understand that water issues can be polarizing, so we bring together diverse perspectives and build bridges among sectors, regions, and professions. We understand that water issues can be complex, so we provide valuable reporting, training, and resources for all Coloradans, no matter their existing level of knowledge.

Since our inception in 2002, Water Education Colorado has become the leading organization for informing and engaging Coloradans on water issues. Our statewide community is connected by a deep appreciation for water and a love for our state. Independent of bias, we collaborate to ensure our fellow Coloradans are knowledgeable about key water issues and equipped to make smart decisions for a sustainable water future. Through leadership training, educational resources, and programming we are working toward a vibrant, sustainable, and water-aware Colorado.

Our livelihood in Colorado today owes much to the water pioneers in the 19th and 20th centuries who came together to solve massive challenges in water infrastructure. While the specific challenges have changed over the decades, solutions are no easier today. Our world of water is more complex and threatened than ever before. Water Education Colorado and its members are committed to advancing solutions in the same spirit of yesteryear—that of courage, leadership, innovation, and collaboration—but with understanding and tools that are light years ahead, to ensure a better water future for all. 

Contact Us

Water Education Colorado
1750 Humboldt Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80218

(303) 377-4433 - (phone)
(303) 377-4360 - (fax)

Office hours are 9:00 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, however we respectfully request a phone call if you plan to visit the office. We are closed on major holidays.

Our Values

Water is Life

In Colorado and across the globe, our lives literally depend on water. Water sustains our economies, our way of life, and our very existence—yet it is at risk. We believe that a clean and sustainable water supply must be our communities’ top priority.

Truth is for All

No matter background, status, or belief, water plays an important role in the life of every Coloradan. We hold true that everyone has a right to accurate, impartial, timely, and transparent information related to their water.

Objectivity is Fundamental

Water doesn’t take sides and neither do we. As an independent voice, we play an active leadership role in understanding all perspectives and advancing balanced decision-making and outcomes.

Knowledge is Progress

For centuries, humans have developed smart water solutions by learning truths about our world and then applying knowledge through inspired leadership. We empower Coloradans, from caring individuals to veteran water professionals, to learn and then boldly lead toward progress.

Collaboration is Powerful

Just as a river is more formidable than individual drops of water, we foster collaboration and innovation among our members, community, partners, and the public to have the greatest impact in ensuring a sustainable water future for Colorado.

About Water Education Colorado

Mission: to promote better understanding of Colorado's water resources and issues by providing balanced and accurate information and education.

watereducationcoHumanity can live without a lot of things. We can’t live without water. From our food to our culture, from our economy to our very survival, on the plains and in the mountains we depend on abundant, clean, and accessible water.

Amid the worst single-year drought on record in state history, the Colorado Legislature founded Water Education Colorado (formerly Colorado Foundation for Water Education) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2002. Our organization is charged with the important task of ensuring a sustainable water future for our state through the promotion of “a better understanding of water issues… so Colorado citizens will understand water as a limited resource and will make informed decisions.”

Our value as an organization and our leadership as an educator and connector is borne from our objectivity and independence, our inclusivity and our balanced approach. We understand that water issues can be polarizing, so we bring together diverse perspectives and build bridges among sectors, regions, and professions. We understand that water issues can be complex, so we provide valuable reporting, training, and resources for all Coloradans, no matter their existing level of knowledge.

Since our inception in 2002, Water Education Colorado has become the leading organization for informing and engaging Coloradans on water issues. Our statewide community is connected by a deep appreciation for water and a love for our state. Independent of bias, we collaborate to ensure our fellow Coloradans are knowledgeable about key water issues and equipped to make smart decisions for a sustainable water future. Through leadership training, educational resources, and programming we are working toward a vibrant, sustainable, and water-aware Colorado.

Our livelihood in Colorado today owes much to the water pioneers in the 19th and 20th centuries who came together to solve massive challenges in water infrastructure. While the specific challenges have changed over the decades, solutions are no easier today. Our world of water is more complex and threatened than ever before. Water Education Colorado and its members are committed to advancing solutions in the same spirit of yesteryear—that of courage, leadership, innovation, and collaboration—but with understanding and tools that are light years ahead, to ensure a better water future for all. 

Information about past accomplishments and our finances are available in past years' Annual Reports:
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2004-2005
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
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2014-2015
2015-2016
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Created in 2002, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education is Colorado's only statewide non-profit, non-advocacy organization providing water resource information and education.

Colorado Foundation for Water Education

1580 Logan Street, Suite 410  Denver, CO 80203

(877) 426-4434 - (toll free)

(303) 377-4433 - (phone)

(303) 377-4360 - (fax)

Office hours are 9:00 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, however we respectfully request a phone call if you plan to visit the office. We are closed on major holidays.

Pay parking lots are located across the street from the building on the corner of 16th and Logan. View map.

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1750 Humboldt Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80218
 
303-377-4433