By Nevi Beatty Lauren Ris is the assistant director of water for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR), she served as interim director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board earlier this year, and has been serving as a member on the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's board for the past two years. As the assistant … Continue reading Managing Water with Data: Q&A with Lauren Ris
By Rebecca Callahan Originally Published on Currents: Water Sage's Blog on Water Rights and Water Data [In early May], I had the distinct pleasure of spending time with more than 30 other Coloradans who, whether for work or for fun, felt the need to learn more about water in our State. The Colorado Foundation for … Continue reading What I learned at Water Fluency: Part 1
We had an exciting evening last night at our 2017 President’s Reception. Thanks to all who attended in support of water education and water leadership. And congratulations to Eric Kuhn and Drew Beckwith, the deserving recipients of this year’s awards.
The Denver Art Museum was the location for The Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s President’s Award Reception yesterday evening.
Eric Kuhn received the Dianne Hoppe Leadership Award and Drew Beckwith was honored as an Emerging Leader.
Each year when I attend this event I am struck by the camaraderie shown by the water folks here in Colorado. Water really does bring us together to find solutions, and at the end of the day we have so much to agree on. Water for Ag, water to drive the economy, water for the fish and bugs. It takes a great number of people to meet the water needs of the Headwaters State, collaboration is key, and this event helps us to connect.
Jim Lochhead introduced Eric Kuhn and detailed his accomplishments while leading the Colorado River District. The Colorado River Cooperative Agreement and the Windy Gap Firming agreement were at the top of…
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Drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin will continue to be a focus at the Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference which runs tomorrow through Friday, Dec. 14-16, 2016 in Las Vegas. The conference will feature expert speakers, panelists and discussions and is regularly attended by key decision makers from Colorado River Basin states. … Continue reading Grand Valley Farmers Participate in Drought Planning Effort
Colorado Foundation for Water Education board member Lisa Darling, a leader with 25 years of experience in Colorado water resources, is the new executive director of the South Metro Water Supply Authority. Darling has served on the CFWE board since 2012. Darling will work with SMWSA’s 13 water provider members to continue the region’s progress … Continue reading CFWE Board Member Lisa Darling to Head South Metro Water Supply Authority
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) has ensured the safety of public drinking water supplies throughout the nation. As part of the federal program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for drinking water quality, and periodically requires the testing of public drinking water systems that serve more than 10,000 people to examine potential … Continue reading Solutions for Drinking Water Contamination Issues in Colorado Springs Area
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
The final draft of Colorado's Water Plan (CWP) was released in December 2015. In our 2016 Headwaters magazine series on the plan’s implementation, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education keeps you up to speed on how the plan’s action steps are progressing on the ground. Find past installments of the series in the Winter 2016 and Summer … Continue reading Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: Meeting the Plan’s Educational Goals
According to the Citizen’s Guide for Colorado Water Conservation, upgrading your toilets, showerheads, and faucets to WaterSense-labeled models can save a boatload of water and a nice chunk of change on your water bill. However, for people who have trouble affording rent and other necessities, upgrading to more efficient water fixtures can be cost-prohibitive, even … Continue reading FLOWS: Conserving Water and Empowering Communities
By Eric Hecox This month the South Metro Water Supply Authority, with our technical consultants CH2M, released a comprehensive assessment of the South Denver Metro region’s water future. The study shows we have come a long way from the days of front-page headlines decrying the region as “running dry.” We can now say with confidence … Continue reading South Denver Metro Shares Lessons on Path to Sustainable Water Future