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Alt. Water Transfers

Cover HW Fall 2017

Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies —but not without marked challenges. Read the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine and explore options to:

  • keep water in farming
  • help municipalities plan ahead
  • share between ag and environmental uses
  • bank water on the Colorado River

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

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Water Education Colorado

Agencies Collaborate to Offer Free Technical Workshops, Forums to Promote Water Conservation and Efficiency

DENVER—Great Western Institute, together with the Colorado WaterWise Council and Western Resource Advocates, are conducting technical workshops and forums promoting water conservation and water use efficiency. A water efficiency grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board makes the summer workshops possible.

The programs are intended for water utility managers; elected and appointed officials, water resource managers, special districts and home owners association directors, consultants, Statewide Water Supply Initiative and Interbasin Basin Roundtable members, as well as anyone with a strong interest in water conservation.

Great Western Institute is a Highlands Ranch based nonprofit. Its mission is to promote water resource conservation through education, research and policy. The Colorado WaterWise Council is a professional organization whose goal is to promote the efficient use of Colorado's water. Western Resource Advocates, based in Boulder, has worked to protect and restore the land, air and water resources of the Rocky Mountain states.

Dates and Places:

Alamosa—July 10-11, Adams State College
Gunnison—July 24- 25, Western State College of Colorado
Glenwood Springs—Aug. 7-8, Glenwood Springs Community Center
The two-day sessions are free. Topics include:
  • Nine steps for water conservation planning;
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board Water Conservation Planning and Guidance documents;
  • A review of the CWCB grant programs; and
  • Presentations by regional researchers and practitioners about the dollars and sense of water conservation.

For details or to participate, contact Tracy Bouvette at the Great Western Institute 303-355-4057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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