Lessons in Ag Water

By Greg Peterson, the Colorado Ag Water Alliance I could be wrong, but Longmont farmer Jerry Hergenreder is probably twice my age and can set a dozen siphon tubes while I’m still struggling with one. By the tenth attempt, I was gazing longingly at the center pivot sprinkler in the next field wondering how he … Continue reading Lessons in Ag Water

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Eric Kuhn, 2017 Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

TONIGHT, Friday, May 12th, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education will celebrate water education and water leadership at its annual President’s Reception.  Each year, CFWE honors the work of a Coloradoan who has a body of work in the field of water resources benefiting the Colorado public, a reputation among peers and a commitment to balanced … Continue reading Eric Kuhn, 2017 Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

Thanks for the Memories: A Farewell Message from Your CFWE Intern

Today is my final day as the Communications and Operations Intern for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. Am I ready to leave? Not really—I want to stay forever. In the past when I got to the point of leaving a job, I really wanted to leave, so this is a new experience for me. … Continue reading Thanks for the Memories: A Farewell Message from Your CFWE Intern

Drew Beckwith, 2017 Emerging Leader Award

This Friday, May 12th, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education will celebrate water education and water leadership at its annual President’s Reception.  Each year, CFWE honors the recent work of a young Colorado professional with the Emerging Leader Award. This year, CFWE will recognize Drew Beckwith with Western Resource Advocates with this award. Register here to attend the President’s … Continue reading Drew Beckwith, 2017 Emerging Leader Award

The Runoff Conundrum

When a summer storm crosses the eastern plains, drowning farmlands in a deluge, more than water ends up flowing into Colorado’s rivers, lakes and streams. On April 13, 2017, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education was joined by Troy Bauder, with Colorado State University Extension, for a webinar in which part of the discussion centered … Continue reading The Runoff Conundrum

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

A Sustainable Water Future for South Metro Denver

By Eric Hecox In 2007, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education published its Citizen’s Guide to Denver Basin Groundwater, devoting particular attention to the south Denver metro region. The region had experienced rapid growth and was historically over-reliant on groundwater aquifers. Water leaders throughout the South Metro area, which includes parts of Douglas and Arapahoe … Continue reading A Sustainable Water Future for South Metro Denver

Colorado Water Trust working to marry instream flow protection and ranch production on Little Cimarron River

By Zach Smith When standing on the ranch, you can’t quite see the river. If it’s a good autumn, the snowy peaks of the San Juan Mountains within the Uncompahgre Wilderness Area backstop the narrow valley to the south, and the tops of the turning cottonwoods peek out of a ravine to the west. Just … Continue reading Colorado Water Trust working to marry instream flow protection and ranch production on Little Cimarron River

Call it a compact: Why examining the limits of Colorado River sharing is key to a successful state water plan

By Greg Trainor As Colorado’s Water Plan moves forward through a year of revisions, there remains in the background a larger, most-worrisome issue of diminishing supply across the wider Colorado River Basin. This is evident from the dropping water levels of lakes Powell and Mead during the last 13 years. In 2014, these two major … Continue reading Call it a compact: Why examining the limits of Colorado River sharing is key to a successful state water plan

View from the Grand Valley: Municipal and agricultural partnerships

By Greg Trainor “In times of change, the learners will inherit the earth while the knowers will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” —Eric Hoffer The search for pure water is a staple activity of Colorado municipalities. Historically and contemporaneously, this search has followed the trail directly to … Continue reading View from the Grand Valley: Municipal and agricultural partnerships