Tenth Water Leaders Cohort Prepares for First Class

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education is excited to announce its 2017 Water Leaders class, as participants ready for their first day of an eight-month journey that begins next week on Monday, March 13. The Water Leaders program is recognized as the premier professional development course for Colorado's water community. This year will mark the 10th … Continue reading Tenth Water Leaders Cohort Prepares for First Class

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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

Water Manager and Restoration Specialist, Heather Dutton

This 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 honors recent work by a young Colorado professional with the Emerging Leader Award. This year CFWE will recognize Heather Dutton, the new manager of the San Luis Valley Water … Continue reading Water Manager and Restoration Specialist, Heather Dutton

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

The Connector in Chief on the Colorado River

By Jim Pokrandt Call her the connector in chief. That is, connector in chief of the dots. In her new role in academia and water policy, Pat Mulroy, the retired chief of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, and now senior fellow for climate adaptation and environmental policy for The Brookings Institution, has poured it on in her speeches—connecting water … Continue reading The Connector in Chief on the Colorado River

75 Years of Lessons in Water Management

By Laura Spann A record 190 people attended the Southwestern Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Annual Water Seminar on April 1 in Durango. Marking the 75th anniversary of the district, the seminar focused on lessons in water management learned since 1941. This was no small task, but Board President John Porter took it upon himself to … Continue reading 75 Years of Lessons in Water Management

CFWE remembers the legacy of founder Diane Hoppe

Colorado Representative Diane Hoppe passed away Saturday.   "A great leader for challenging times. Graceful in times of stress. Generous with her wisdom at all times.  Her enduring legacy, leadership by example," says Justice Greg Hobbs, vice president of the CFWE board. Diane helped found the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, served as board president from … Continue reading CFWE remembers the legacy of founder Diane Hoppe

In Celebration of Justice Greg Hobbs’ Retirement

Last Thursday September 10, 2015 the Colorado Foundation for Water Education along with our family of water professionals and legal experts in the San Luis Valley got together for a reception to celebrate Justice Hobbs' retirement from the Colorado Supreme Court. Among other beautiful speeches, plaques, photos... and of course poems, The Colorado River District … Continue reading In Celebration of Justice Greg Hobbs’ Retirement

Collaborative Water Decisions, Colorado’s Next Step

Coloradans have worked hard to get to a place where a state water plan and eight basin implementation plans are nearly complete. Those involved have been discussing, communicating and collaborating along the way, but the work isn't done. "I think some really remarkable work has been done in that [Basin Roundtable and Interbasin Compact Committee] … Continue reading Collaborative Water Decisions, Colorado’s Next Step

Greg Kernohan, 2015 Emerging Leader

THIS FRIDAY, May 8th, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education will celebrate water education and water leadership at its annual President’s Award Reception.  This year, CFWE will honor Greg Kernohan with the Emerging Leader Award, and Jim Lochhead with the President's Award. Join the celebration. Register here to attend at 6 pm this Friday, May 8 at … Continue reading Greg Kernohan, 2015 Emerging Leader