#hike4water

By Brittney Jill The feeling of awe overtook me while looking out from the 14,172 foot summit of Mt. Bross at the terrain I had just conquered. We set out from the Kite Lake trailhead and in just over six hours I had visited four peaks, all over 14,000 feet!  Being from Massachusetts, the term … Continue reading #hike4water

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South Platte Bike Tour June 2017

Each year, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education leads an urban waters bike tour through Denver. This tour is open to water professionals and citizens alike to learn about the South Platte Watershed and what is being done to make the 8-mile stretch of the river more user-friendly.  On my first day as a Colorado … Continue reading South Platte Bike Tour June 2017

Water Leaders for Colorado’s Future

December is full of holiday celebration, time with friends and family, and for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE); it is the time when applications open to one of our flagship programs, Water Leaders. The Water Leaders program is recognized as the premier professional development course for the water community in Colorado. Each year, 15 water … Continue reading Water Leaders for Colorado’s Future

It’s Colorado Gives Day!

Surely you've heard by now and hopefully you've already supported your favorite nonprofits in Colorado...but if you didn't know, today is Colorado Gives Day! For about 9.5 hours more, until midnight tonight, Dec. 6, Coloradans across the state are invited to give where they live by donating online through coloradogives.org. But it's more than just one day, it's … Continue reading It’s Colorado Gives Day!

Learning to practice effective collaboration for better water decisions

Collaboration! Everyone seems to be talking about it. Most everyone in Colorado’s water community agrees we are at a juncture where it is critical for us to collaborate. But what does this mean? How is this lofty idea actually put into practice? How is collaboration different from its distant cousin—compromise—in which all parties give up something … Continue reading Learning to practice effective collaboration for better water decisions

Accurately Estimating Evapotranspiration: The Third Colorado ET Workshop

By Tom Trout, USDA-ARS-Water Management Research Water rights transfers in Colorado are based on consumptive use. A city or company that purchases water from a farmer can only use the amount of water that the farmer has historically consumed—that is, the water that actually evaporated and transpired from the crop and soil. Thus, they must estimate … Continue reading Accurately Estimating Evapotranspiration: The Third Colorado ET Workshop

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