By Frank Kinder, co-chair of the Colorado WaterWise board of directors, and senior conservation specialist with Colorado Springs Utilities
Coloradoans are always thirsting for more water knowledge. In the arid west, conservation is an important part of our water picture. Colorado WaterWise presents an update to conservation in the square state this month with its annual Conservation Summit
In its 8th year, the Conservation Summit is where attendees gather to share the latest water conservation tools, news, and come together to network—you’re invited to attend this year on October 29 in Denver.
Participants will learn about the Colorado Outdoor Water Regulation Guide, a smart phone app that connects users to city ordinances; learn the latest in the AWWA M36 Water Loss Audit distribution efforts and workshops; hear about updates to Colorado Water, Live Like You Love It; and discover other upcoming tools and projects facilitating conservation in Colorado.
Highlights will include a talk from Tom Browning of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, who will discuss water conservation in Colorado’s Water Plan, and the necessity of water conservation for Colorado’s water future. You’ll also have the hands-on experience of water education activities in our K-12 schools, where science, fun, and learning convene. Becky Fedak of Brendle Group will outline progress in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors with her Net Zero Water Toolkit, which is helping cities plan today for the future. Jane Clary will take participants outside with progress on quantifications of landscape water use. And our keynote, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, will share and inspire with his groundbreaking work on The Blue Mind, exploring how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do.
The day completes with a special showing of The Great Divide film about water in Colorado, with producers providing an introduction. There will even be popcorn and refreshments with the show. Go enjoy the day, immersing yourself in the world of water with people who love it as much as you do. Click here to register…see you there!