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A professional development course to help you understand water and lead with confidence


Course curriculum focuses on:

  • Colorado's water resources: the role of water in society, the economic value of water, ties to public policy, emerging issues
  • Legal and institutional frameworks: water law and administration, project planning and approval, interbasin projects and agreements
  • Water resource management: watershed health, environmental protection, water quality, natural disasters
  • Colorado water for the future: assessing supply and meeting demand, ecosystem values, conservation and land use, alignment of resources and policies

2018 Water Fluency Course

The next Water Fluency course is scheduled to begin in May, 2018 in the Pueblo area. Registration will open in mid-February 2018. 

Course description

This unique educational experience will increase your water fluency so you can better analyze water's influence on the issues you deal with everyday and evaluate creative solutions. Become immersed in the language and concepts of water as well as tools for navigating the culture, complexity and future of water management and policy issues. You will leave equipped with relevant knowledge and a new network of peers to create lasting, positive change in your community. If you're an elected official, a professional interested in water or a community or business leader, this program is for you!

Participants learn through four in-person classroom discussion days; site visits; and online material, presented in partnership with Colorado State University's online water course, with an estimated total time commitment of 30 hours over 13 weeks.


Interested in the next Water Fluency course? Click here to join a mailing list to receive notifications about the next course, or email Stephanie Scott, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Water Fluency Partners

Water Fluency would not be possible without support from the following partners:

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With thanks to our lunch sponsors:




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1750 Humboldt Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80218