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    • Headwaters Spring 2009--Water for the 21st Century

      Cooperation vs. Competition

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      This issue of Headwaters magazine chronicles how Colorado has entered into the most comprehensive and public dialogue ever attempted about the state's water future. Citizen roundtables are reaching across hydrologic divides to address questions which have often resulted in division rather than agreement.

      Read the articles in text format below, or flip through the magazine online.

       

       

      Headwaters Beyond the Printed Page

      Water Education Colorado goes beyond printed material to help our readers meet and understand the views of IBCC and Basin Roundtable members.

      VOICES OF THE IBCC—staff member Kristin Maharg visited with IBCC members in March 2009 to discuss their thoughts on a vision for Colorado's water future, new water supply strategies and the Colorado River compact. Listen to audio selections from these interviews here.

      FACES OF THE IBCCAt the March 2009 Interbasin Compact Committee meeting, photographer Kevin Moloney asked participants to create a self-portrait using a remote camera release. We've posted a selection of these images, along with quotes from the magazine.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2004 - Water & Growth

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    • Headwaters Winter 2004

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    • Headwaters Fall 2003

      Headwaters magazineRead feature articles on the 2002 drought below or view the magazine online by flipping through or downloading the issue.

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    • Headwaters Fall 2009 -- The CWCB

      The CWCB BoardIn the Fall 2009 issue of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado explores the Colorado Water Conservation Board, a state agency whose staff and Board members often meander through our stories. The CWCB is involved in almost every facet of water in Colorado. It works with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and State Engineer’s Office to ensure compliance with our interstate compacts. It works with the Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks to identify streams for instream flow protection. It works with local water users to plan for Colorado’s future water needs and improve municipal conservation and drought preparedness practices. The list goes on.

      Read featured articles below, or view the issue online.

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    • Headwaters Winter 2010--Yampa

      Yampa HW CoverIn the Winter 2010 issue of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado visits the Yampa, White and Green river basins of northwest Colorado. The Yampa River retains a distinction not afforded to any other major river in Colorado--It is essentially undammed. This makes its biology unique and its recreational opportunities world-class. The largely agricultural basin, however, is faced with many modern problems, including energy development, in-basin growth and trans-basin diversion prospects.  Read on to learn more about this beautiful part of Colorado ...   

      Read featured articles below, or view the magazine online.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2010 -- The Grassroots

      In the Summer 2010 issue of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado explores the world of volunteerism and grassroots river protection. There are over 80 community watershed groups in Colorado. Their purposes are as varied as the environments they are working to study, restore and protect. Watershed groups provide so many services: they bring our communities together through promoting volunteerism; they provide data on water quality, habitat integrity and recreational use that is needed by state and federal agencies to make informed decisions; and they work collaboratively to achieve land and water protections that can be embraced by stakeholders of many different viewpoints. Read on to learn more about the work of these committed individuals. Read featured articles below, or view the magazine online.

        

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    • Headwaters Fall 2010 -- Recreation

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      In Fall 2010, Water Education Colorado widens its scope to explore conflicts between both land and water-based recreational users. Inspired by the 2009 legislative attempt to clarify commercial boating rights on Colorado's streams, this issue of Headwaters reports on that issue and more. As recreation in Colorado approaches a $10billion per year industry, the voices of those stakeholders are increasingly involved in water resource decision-making.  We explore both how recreation is included in project planning and management, and which user groups are favored over others, through examination of recent attempts at wilderness designation, the challenge of boating on Colorado's heavily managed streams, the processes land and water managers use to enhance or limit recreation, and of course, the conflict between private riparian landowners and the floaters traveling by (or through) their property.

      Read featured articles below, or view the magazine online.

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    • Headwaters--Winter 2011 Ecosystem Services

      CoverImagePlanet earth gives us more than a place to hang our hats. From forests that regulate the water cycle and the climate, to wetlands that cycle nutrients and act as natural filtration systems, the complex interactions that occur within living ecosystems provide essential services that directly support, not only our very existence, but our quality of life and our livelihoods as well. Us Earthlings are utterly dependent on the continued persistence of Earth’s diverse ecosystems, in all their amazing complexity. 

      In this issue of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado looks at the power of valuing "ecosystem services" from wetland mitigation banks to ranchers-as-conservationists as innovative tools to protect the functions of natural systems for the good of mankind, as well as Colorado.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2011-- The Mighty Colorado

      Colorado River Basin HeadwatersAs the Colorado River flows through its seven-state, canyon carving traverse, it is tapped and retapped-- supporting acres of irrigated agriculture and desert communities. In Colorado we depend on this lifeline to the West and take pride in our namesake river.

      In this issue of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado focuses on the Colorado River's mainstem and the river's many uses. Communities as distinct as Colorado's peach capital of Palisade, its high mountain ski country and its population center along the northern Front Range all share Colorado River flows.

      Read featured articles below or view the online version here.

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    • Headwaters Winter 2012-- Take the Plunge

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      Are you interested in Colorado water issues but don't know where to start? Do you want to know how much water is available or the amount we'll need as the state grows?  Do you want to explore the ways in which we use water to grow food in Colorado? Would you like to learn about planting a Xeriscape garden or to plan a trip to explore Colorado's water?

      Then Take the Plunge into the Winter 2012 edition of Headwaters to learn about Colorado's many exciting water issues and the interesting characters who work with water. Explore these topics and more by reading featured articles below or viewing the online version of Headwaters here.

       

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    • Headwaters Summer 2012-- Southwestern Colorado
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      Southwestern Colorado is a lot of things: rugged, diverse, uniquely beautiful. One thing it's not is for the faint of heart ... Read on to sample the concerns, and the vision, of Colorado's Southwest Basin, not only in relation to river protection and water management but to its transitioning agricultural community as well. Explore Southwestern Colorado by reading featured articles below or viewing the online version of Headwaters

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    • Headwaters Fall 2012-- Rooted in Colorado
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      Farmers play a critical role in Colorado. To support the food and fiber they provide to the rest of us, agriculture receives more than 85 percent of the state's water deliveries. Read the latest issue of Headwaters to learn about the value of water for Colorado agriculture, how water is managed during drought years, the innovation that farmers make to survive and much more. Explore these topics by reading feature articles below or flipping through the online version of Headwaters.

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    • Headwaters Fall 2004--San Juan/Dolores Basins

      Headwaters magazineRead feature articles on Southwestern Colorado below or view the full issue online by flipping through or downloading the magazine.

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    • Headwaters Winter 2005-Projects

      Headwaters magazineLearn about planning efforts for Colorado's water future by reading feature articles below, flipping through, or downloading the online version of Headwaters.

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    • Headwaters Spring 2005--Endangered Species

      Headwaters magazineLearn about the Endangered Species Act by reading feature articles below, flipping through, or downloading the online version of Headwaters.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2009—Water Administration Issue

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      In this issue of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado explores water administration in Colorado. In a water-scarce environment, enforcing the law of "first in time, first in right" can get sticky. The men (and women!) who allocate Colorado's most precious resource work long days to make sure it gets done properly, dealing with changing technology, angry water rights owners and environmental protection along the way. Read featured articles below, or view the magazine online here.

       

      Summer 2009 Web Extras!!

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       View photos and listen to Water Commissioners Brent Schantz and Scott Hummer describe their work.
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    • Headwaters Winter 2009--South Platte Basin Focus

      Headwaters magazineWinter 2009: The South Platte Basin

      In this edition of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado explores the South Platte basin.  The river supplies our largest cities and highest producing ag counties. To make it happen, trans-mountain diversions provide flows that almost equal the amount of water that leaves the state. Agriculturists and economists look at the future of farming and ranching in Colorado - they're changing, along with the river and the state.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2008--Public Land Issue

      Headwaters MagazineColorado's public lands mean that there are places to go and things to do. We have national grasslands, mountain parks, wild rivers, open space and more. This issue explores Wild and Scenic River designation, the impacts of decades-long fire suppression policies, mines and minerals and more.

      Browse selections from the magazine below or flip through the full magazine online.

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    • Headwaters Winter 2008--Focus on Wildlife

      hwcover16Explore the state and meet Coloradans who are devoted to protecting wildlife through this issue of Headwaters.

      Read through select articles below or view the full wildlife issue of Headwaters online.

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    • Headwaters Fall 2007--The Arkansas River Basin

      Headwaters magazine Read select articles on the Arkansas River Basin below or flip through the whole magazine online.

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    • Headwaters Winter 2007--The New Energy Economy

      Headwaters MagazineRead select articles from the magazine below or flip through the full issue online.

      This Headwaters Magazine explores the relationship of water to energy production. Much remains to be learned about the effects of energy development on the state's water resources. Given the importance Colorado's citizens place on a safe, reliable, high quality water supply, we must pursue these possibilities responsibly.

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    • Headwaters Fall 2006--Special Report / Law

      Headwaters magazineThe Source of All Law — the Customs and Values of the People

      These Colorado Supreme Court water decisions arose from actual facts and conflicts and thus provide windows into a shared community experience. You might look upon them as vessels floating on the currents of precedent flowing from the source of all law—i.e. the evolving customs and values of the people; or perhaps as new wine being poured into vintage water skins.

      Join me, if you will, in identifying these currents, these vessels, this process of alchemy.

      —Justice Greg Hobbs

      Explore Colorado water law by reading feature articles below, flipping through, or downloading the online version of Headwaters.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2006--Groundwater

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    • Headwaters Spring 2006-Recreation

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    • Headwaters Winter 2006-WQ

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    • Headwaters Fall 2005--The Rio Grande Basin

      Headwaters magazineRead feature articles on the Rio Grande Basin below, view or download the online issue for the full magazine.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2005-Restoration

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    • Headwaters Winter 2013-- Turning on the Tap
      hw_30 We rely on utilities to provide reliable water and protect human health, but how often do we think about them? Learn about the water infrastructure that's demanding our attention, why we pay more for water today, water treatment and how to conserve more water in your home. Explore these topics by reading feature articles below, flipping through, or downloading the online version of Headwaters.

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    • Headwaters Summer 2013- the Rio Grande

      hw coverwebbigFocus on the beautiful, unique and water-short Rio Grande River Basin in the latest issue of Headwaters magazine. Reporters cover the San Luis Valley's groundwater crisis, capitalizing on limited reservoir storage, holistic land management and more. Explore these topics by flipping through or downloading the online version of Headwaters.

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    • Fall 2013-- The Energy Issue
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      Colorado is one of the top-10 producing states for oil and gas, with the center of that activity closing in on populated areas, heightening residents' alarm and raising concern about the water required. The argument is similar when it comes to power generation-- a reliable power supply is integral to our day-to-day lives and reliant on water. Join CFWE in exploring the topics of energy development and power production in Colorado. Flip through or download the Energy Issue online.

       

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    • Winter 2014--Educate and Engage

      HW 33 cover smWater educators are on a mission for people to know more about water, and to know enough to care and act. Engagers aren't so different. Check out this issue of Headwaters to learn more about water education and engagement in Colorado and take a look at our toolkit that explores the major challenges that educators say they face, plus inspiring ideas for overcoming them. Whether you're targeting youth or adults, focused on advancing water conservation or facilitating public dialogue on contentious water issues, or working in another field entirely, we offer something for everyone. Flip through or download the education and engagement issue online

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    • Headwaters Summer 2014—Flooded and Coming Back Smarter
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      The September 2013 flood disaster was financially the most devastating flood Colorado has faced this century. Read about what happened in 2013 and how it could have been worse. Learn about the rush of flood recovery efforts targeting short and long-term resiliency as well as the opportunity that a strong rebuild presents. Then, explore the question of living with risk and the risks we accept as a society. Full recovery from the September 2013 flood is still a long way off, but check out this issue for some lessons learned that apply statewide. Flip through or download the flood issue online.

       

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    • Headwaters Fall 2014—Eastern Plains

      Headwaters Fall 2014—The Will to Thrive on Colorado's Eastern Plains

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      Colorado's High Plains, on the edge of the continent's Great Plains, rises from east to west as the landscape meets the Rockies' foothills. Explore the issues that are vital to this large region, which encompasses more than one-third of our state. Read about struggles to make the Ogallala Aquifer's groundwater last; learn about strides in irrigation efficiency and technology; and understand the biggest threats to drinking water quality and health affecting plains communities. Flip through or download the issue here.

       

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    • Headwaters Winter 2016: Collaboration
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      In the Winter 2016 issue of Headwaters Magazine, explore today's focus on collaboration in water, and how Coloradans are coming together to forge alliances—and bridge impasses—between disparate interests. Trace the historical transition in Colorado water from conflict-based to collaborative-based approaches, and peer beyond the buzzword to cover the myriad geneses of collaborative efforts unfolding across the state, while also learning best practices for collaborative design. Flip through or download the issue here.

       

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    • Headwaters Summer 2016—Accounting for Water
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      The Summer 2016 issue of Headwaters Magazine examines the economics of water. In addition to looking at water’s role in Colorado’s economy, this issue covers creative funding opportunities to pay for sustainable water infrastructure as well as watershed planning and river restoration. Dive into how water is priced through water markets, rates and valuation methods—including those that account for non-market values—and explore both advantages and considerations in pursuing regionalized, multi-partner projects. Flip through or download the issue here

       

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    • Headwaters Fall 2016: Safe Water/Public Health
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      The Fall 2016 issue of Headwaters magazine looks at public health. The magazine introduces the law and policy governing safe drinking water, then takes a close look at how public health concerns related to as-yet-unregulated contaminants are monitored and evaluated. The issue also focuses on the unique public health challenges rural areas face, while exploring efforts to pursue increased water reuse, including from direct potable reuse systems, through initiatives related to technology and policy. The issue's articles are set against the backdrop of public alarm raised about the safety of public water during recent high-profile events, including Flint's lead crisis and PFC groundwater contamination near Colorado Springs. Flip through or download the issue here

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    • Headwaters Summer 2017: Data

      HEADWATERS Summer 2017: Data Illuminates New Solutions for Water

       

        Read about water data, open data, data visualization, water planning and more in the Summer 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine.

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    • Headwaters Fall 2017: Can Colorado Save Its Farms?
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      Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies—but not without marked changes. Read about ATMs, water banking and more in the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine. 
      Flip through or download the issue here.

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  • CFWE Events
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  • About 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.

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  • Water Leadership

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    • Water Leadership

      Water protection and management is a complex process that involves a number of tradeoffs. Water Education Colorado strives to provide decision-makers at all levels with the tools and experiences needed to make increasingly informed water resource decisions. We believe that our local and state leaders must have access to balanced and accurate information to take responsible action. Visit the following pages to learn how Water Education Colorado is contributing to timely and accurate water education processes in Colorado.

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    • President's Reception
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      Each year Water Education Colorado bestows an award on a Coloradan who has a body of work in the field of water resources benefiting the Colorado public; a reputation among peers; a commitment to balanced and accurate information; among other qualities. Past recipients of the President's Award include John Fetcher (2007) and Ken and Ruth Wright (2008), Dick Bratton (2009), Russ George (2010), Nolan Doesken (2011), Representative Diane Hoppe and Senator Lewis Entz (2012), Jim Isgar (2013), Alan Hamel (2014), and Jim Lochhead (2015). In 2016, we retired the President's Award and renamed it the Diane Hoppe Leadership Award. Recipients of the Diane Hoppe Leadership Award include Governor John Hickenlooper (2016) and Eric Kuhn (2017). The award is presented at an invitational reception held each spring.
       
      In 2010, Water Education Colorado introduced the Emerging Leader Award to honor recent work by a young Colorado professional to strengthen and improve water education in the state. Past winners include Eric Hecox (2010), Hannah Holm (2011), Amy Beatie (2013), Sean Cronin (2014), Greg Kernohan (2015), Heather Dutton (2016), and Drew Beckwith (2017).
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    • Water Leaders Program
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      • Water Leaders Alumni

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        • Alumni Bios
          Some information about our wonderful water leader alumni!
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        • Water Leaders Alumni Network

          As an Alumni of CFWE's Water Leaders course, you have developed connections with people throughout the state. Participants in the program come from a wide variety of water related professions and bring many different types and levels of expertise. CFWE would like the Water Leaders Alumni to continue sharing their knowledge with each other through hosting education tours, events, and seminars. CFWE is providing this website for water leaders to use to keep in contact with each other and to work together to further Alumni involvement in Colorado water resources.

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  • Water Education

    Water Education Colorado believes that our work in providing unbiased and accurate water information and education will help Coloradans make more informed decisions about this precious natural resource. Through our tours, publications and other educational programs, we hope to create a more informed citizenry that can make more informed decisions about their personal water use, local water supplies, and the state's water policies.  We work at all levels, from homeowners to state legislators, to achieve our mission. In these pages, you can learn more about our programs and the impact we hope to have:

    Interstate Compacts

    Energy & Water

    Water Law

    History

    Water Planning and Distribution

    Water Conservation

    Groundwater

    Water Quality

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    • CFWE Citizen's Guides
      Cover of the Citizen's Guide to Colorado Cliate ChangeThe Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the latest in our Citizen's Guide series: Citizen's Guide to Colorado Climate Change. The Guide was authored by multiple experts in the field, and contains details on current climate change research in Colorado. Now available in our online store or by calling 303-377-4433. All Citizen's Guides can be viewed electronically or purchased through our online store.
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    • Education
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    • Water Quality
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    • Water Conservation
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    • Water Planning & Distribution
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    • Statewide News
      Due to its importance and the controversy that often surrounds water resource decisions, water is frequently covered in Colorado media. There are a number of very good sites that compile newspaper and television coverage on water in Colorado.

      Here are a few of the best:

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    • River Basin Tours

      Photograph by Michael LewisEach year, Water Education Colorado takes lawmakers, water managers, attorneys and engineers, and members of the public on a multi-day tour of a river basin in Colorado. These fun and informative tours are a much anticipated event, drawing attendees statewide. In addition to learning about the history, water management practices and challenges of the basin, participants can take part in extra-curricular activities such as rafting or fly-fishing, dine at exclusive area ranches or open-space parks and have time to increase their network of peers.

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    • Headwaters Magazine
      Headwaters magazine is a semi-annual publication that features interviews, updates and in-depth articles on fundamental water resource topics. The following issues are available in PDF format for you to read online. Hardcopies are available as a membership benefit.
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      • Headwaters Winter 2015—Colorado's Water Plan

         Headwaters Winter 2015—Colorado's Water Plan

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        Efforts to develop a state roadmap for water have been long and hard. As of December 2014, Coloradans have a draft water plan, outlining our collective priorities and plans for managing our most precious resource, looking out to 2050. Read this issue to explore the Then, Now and Next of the water plan—how severe drought, competing demands, changing demographics and a governor's order culminated in this draft; how far did we get by late 2014; and even after the first plan is finalized in 2015, how much work remains to ensure success. Flip through or download the issue here

         

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      • Headwaters Summer 2015—The Water/Land Use Nexus
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        Explore the nexus of land use and water, opportunities to merge these fields of planning, and protections to ensure the adequacy of water supplies—for both those who call Colorado home today and tomorrow. Flip through or download the issue here

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      • Headwaters Fall 2015: The Colorado Basin
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        Revered and manipulated, cherished and disregarded, the Colorado is a lifeline and an overallocated system exacerbated by drought. Explore this defining moment on the Colorado, fact check some assumptions about the river, and read about ways that Colorado is taking proactive steps to shore up contingency plans for water shortage. Flip through or download the issue here

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    • Mini-tours

       

      Water Education Colorado's mini-tours aim to engage water professionals, decision-makers, teachers, and the interested public by exposing them to new areas of water use and management. Hop on the bus for a busy day of valuable learning and networking, and return home better informed. Have a great idea for an upcoming tour? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IMG 8118 web
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    • Conferences and Workshops

      Water Education Colorado 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, Water Education Colorado 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 Water Education Colorado 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.
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    • Water for Agriculture

      Colorado agriculture is a major $40 billion industry and is also the state's dominant water user. Irrigated farmland covers just 9 percent of the state's privately owned land area, but accounts for 86 percent of its total water diversions. Growing demands from competing water users threaten to reduce irrigated farming and ranching in coming decades. At the same time, the continued variability of water supplies due to drought, groundwater overdraft, and other factors may impact future water availability, delivery and timing for agricultural and other water uses. 

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  • Water News
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  • Colorado's River Compacts Topics
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  • Connecting the Drops

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    Bringing you the quality water information you crave, over Colorado's radio airwaves and online. Our regular programming will complement what you're reading in Headwaters magazine and in the news.

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  • Water Law Topics
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