He is The Most Interesting Man in the Basin, but we think he's right up there with The Most Interesting Man in the World. What other amazing feats has this interesting man accomplished? Stay hydrated my friends. Thank you, Perry Cabot for creating this film to honor Water 2012 volunteers and partners.
The Colorado Foundation for Water Education's latest Board of Trustees meeting on January 25 was a full-day affair that included lively discussion, important decision making, and a great transition as former Board president, Rita Crumpton, passed the torch and welcomed a new Board president, Gregg Ten Eyck, president of Leonard Rice Engineers. Although only Board … Continue reading Changing of the Guard for CFWE
Water 2012, Colorado's Year of Water is wrapping up. We'll hear some results and look to the future during a celebratory luncheon on January 30, but have you been wondering what actually happened during 2012? Beyond a great website, did 2012 have an impact? Nicole Seltzer, executive director of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education … Continue reading Colorado’s Year of Water 2012 Had an Impact
Welcome to the International Year of Water Cooperation as declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010. UNESCO will lead the Year of Water Cooperation. From an article posted by the UN: The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing … Continue reading UN-Water 2013
Happy New Year!! 2012, Colorado's Year of Water has come to a close, but that doesn't mean that all we loved about Water 2012 is going to disappear. Does it? Last year we saw children and adults alike sporting Water 2012 themed shirts at watershed festivals all across the state; newspapers and radio stations running … Continue reading From Water 2012 into 2013
It's finally here-- the day to give where you live and support the organizations you care about. The website may be loading a bit slowly, but visit http://www.givingfirst.org and give, give, give!! Competitive in nature? Check out this Denver Post editorial: Coloradans excel at many things, but when it comes to contributing to charitable causes, … Continue reading GIVE TODAY. It’s Colorado Gives Day!
At the end of the November, The U.S. and Mexico signed a monumental agreement to overhaul how the countries share the water from the Colorado River. From the New York Times: Under the agreement, the two countries will share in both surpluses and water shortages. During drought years in the United States, less … Continue reading Colorado River U.S.-Mexico Agreement
Whether you teach a class, work with volunteers, train employees or need to inform your Board, you might just be a water educator. Yes? There are some great new and upcoming resources available, take a look: CONFERENCES! The Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference is coming up next Tuesday-Thursday. It promises to be educational and fun. It's … Continue reading The Erudite Educator
Make your resolutions, don your party hats and celebrate-- October 1 marks the start of a new water year! Climatologists and hydrologists track surface water and accumulation of precipitation starting on October 1 each year. The water year is titled according to the calendar year in which it ends-- yesterday we concluded Water Year 2012. … Continue reading HAPPY NEW (water) YEAR!
In Colorado, we've been talking about drought all year, and don't expect that to stop anytime soon. We saw the lowest snowpack statewide since 2002, the warmest spring in more than 100 years, fires by mid-summer, low stream flows and slew of drought impacts and mitigation efforts. If you're interested in learning more, or are … Continue reading Drought Resources Quench Thirst for Knowledge