Statewide Water Supply Initiative Update

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) is working to update the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI), a technical analysis of water supply and demand forecasts for a wide variety of water uses across the state. The data in previous SWSI studies has informed discussions among Colorado’s nine basin roundtables, and was incorporated into Colorado’s Water … Continue reading Statewide Water Supply Initiative Update

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Successful Implementation of Colorado’s Water Plan Requires a Data-Driven Mindset

Nicole Seltzer, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's former executive director moved on last week from her position at CFWE to pursue a personal goal of spending more time enjoying Colorado's mountains. While working at CFWE, Nicole led the organization through a period of growth by doubling staffing levels, diversifying programs, and increasing the budget by over 60 percent. … Continue reading Successful Implementation of Colorado’s Water Plan Requires a Data-Driven Mindset

Expanding the Role of Reclaimed Water

One of the main resources needed by any garden, including Denver Urban Gardens' (DUG) community gardens, is water. Since 1985, DUG has been working in the Denver Metro area to create sustainable, food-producing community gardens, and today operates more than 155 gardens, with 30 of those located on the grounds of Denver Public Schools (DPS). “School … Continue reading Expanding the Role of Reclaimed Water

Colorado River District Annual Seminar Proceedings Now Available on Web

By Jim Pokrandt   Videos and speaker summaries from the Colorado River District’s Annual Seminar held in September are now online and can be found at www.coloradoriverdistrict.org. The seminar’s theme was “Colorado River Waves of the Future: Fitting the West to the River’s New Normal.” More than 200 people attended the event, held in Grand Junction. … Continue reading Colorado River District Annual Seminar Proceedings Now Available on Web

Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: Meeting the Plan’s Funding Goals

By Nelson Harvey, excerpts pulled from an originally published piece in the Summer 2016 issue of Headwaters magazine Coloradans put far too much work into Colorado’s Water Plan for it to simply gather dust on the shelf of some government office. Yet the plan, whose final draft was released in late 2015, remains a non-binding advisory document. … Continue reading Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: Meeting the Plan’s Funding Goals

Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: Meeting the Plan’s Storage Goals

By Nelson Harvey, excerpts pulled from an originally published piece in the Summer 2016 issue of Headwaters magazine Coloradans put far too much work into Colorado's Water Plan for it to simply gather dust on the shelf of some government office. Yet the plan, whose final draft was released in late 2015, remains a non-binding advisory … Continue reading Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: Meeting the Plan’s Storage Goals

Collaborative Watershed Management Highlights in the Roaring Fork Basin

By Chelsea Congdon Brundige, Public Counsel of the Rockies In Colorado, everyone from irrigators and municipalities, law-makers and water districts, regulators and conservationists are scrambling to find ways to restore and protect the state’s over-tapped rivers. A top priority of the 2015 Colorado water plan is to balance the needs for water in agriculture, cities … Continue reading Collaborative Watershed Management Highlights in the Roaring Fork Basin

Preserving Water for Agriculture with the Colorado Ag Water Alliance

  By Greg Peterson While I was raised in Littleton, I grew up hearing stories from my family about their farm. They were farmers and ranchers along Bear Creek until their land was taken under eminent domain for the Bear Creek Reservoir. I have a hard time picturing an agricultural community in an area that … Continue reading Preserving Water for Agriculture with the Colorado Ag Water Alliance

Colorado’s Water Governor, Governor John Hickenlooper

Next Friday, May 20th, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education will celebrate water education and water leadership at its annual President’s Award Reception.  Each year, CFWE bestows the President’s Award on an awardee who has a body of work in the field of water resources benefiting the Colorado public; a reputation among peers; a commitment to … Continue reading Colorado’s Water Governor, Governor John Hickenlooper

Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: meeting the plan’s conservation goals

  By Nelson Harvey, excerpts pulled from an originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of Headwaters magazine When Gov. John Hickenlooper triumphantly hoisted the final water plan at a mid-November ceremony in Denver, the hundreds of Coloradans who contributed to its formation paused to take a congratulatory breath. Yet even then, questions were swirling … Continue reading Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: meeting the plan’s conservation goals