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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

2017 Water Fluency Course

The next Water Fluency course is tentatively scheduled to run May through July 2017 on the West Slope with classes in the corridor between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. Registration will open February 1, 2017 and the class will be notified of acceptance on April 7, 2017.

Want to learn more? 

  • Register here to attend an informational webinar March 8, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 pm. 
  • Click here to receive notifications about the course, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, or join CFWE's mailing list. 

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 site visits; four half-day in-person classroom discussions; and online material, presented in partnership with Colorado State University's online water course, with an estimated total time commitment of 30 hours over 10 weeks. 



Water Fluency Partners

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

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