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The Colorado Foundation for Water Education produces and partners to host a spread of conferences and workshops, allowing us to enhance understanding of water's role in Colorado and its inherent complexities and tradeoffs.

  • Each fall, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education partners with the Colorado Riparian Association and the Colorado Watershed Assembly to produce the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. This conference works to expand cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection and enhancement by informing participants about new issues and innovative projects and through invaluable networking.
  • On occasion CFWE offers webinars. In the past we've reached audiences such as the Colorado Municipal League along with our own membership. Stay tuned for future webinar announcements.

Webinar: Paying for Colorado's Water Future

Join us for a free webinar exploring the promising funding options available to pay for Colorado's water future. Learn about the gap in funding needed for the future, then dive into financing options through partnerships; venture capital and impact investing; and philanthropy. We'll hear about these real financing ideas and provide a forum to discuss with experts.

Where will Colorado find the billions of dollars necessary to fund its water future and pay for what's ahead?

Learn more and register here to attend this FREE webinar August 16 from 12-1 pm offered in partnership by CFWE and Colorado Water Congress with support from CoBank. 

2016 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference


REGISTER NOW! Early registration is open through September 14 for the 11th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference October 11-13, 2016. This year's theme A River Runs Out of It: Building Strong Upstream Communities will expand 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. Learn more and register here.

Read more: 2016 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference

Webinar Archives

Managing the Colorado River in the 21st Century: Shared Risks and Collaborative Solutions

Through this April 2016 webinar, offered by CFWE in partnership with CoBank, hear about pressing water supply challenges on the over-allocated Colorado River system as well as collaborative efforts underway as we race toward solutions. View an accompanying report, the Colorado Basin issue of Headwaters magazine and access a recording of the webinar, or download a PDF of the slides here



Agriculture and Water Scarcity: Managing Groundwater Declineslossless-page1-428px-NRCSCO92001 - Colorado 1651NRCS Photo Gallery.tifWater is an essential ingredient for productive agriculture, but not always easy to come by in semi-arid Colorado. During this December 2015 webinar, presented in partnership with CoBank, with support from the Colorado Water Conservation Board, we heard about state administration as well as locally guided efforts to address the legal threats of well shut-downs and physical limits of shrinking aquifers. View the accompanying report and listen to this recording of the webinar with speakers Kevin Rein, Sheldon Rockey, and Deb Daniel if you missed it. 



Transbasin Diversions
changing perceptionsIn partnership with the Colorado Water Congress, CFWE offered a series of three webinars focused on Colorado's transbasin diversions during late 2014 and early 2015. With a diverse range of panelists and presenters, the webinars pulled from and expanded on our Citizen's Guide to Colorado's Transbasin Diversions. To revisit these webinars, visit the Colorado Water Congress' archive to watch anytime.