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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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

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

Lawyer, Scholar, River Master: Jim Lochhead

Next Friday, May 8th, 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 Lawyer, Scholar, River Master: Jim Lochhead

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

Powerful new film “Warm Springs” tells story of boating on the Yampa River

It’s not everyday you get the experience of rafting through a powerful, Class IV rapid, on the peak of a free-flowing river’s annual runoff, in an epic water year. Although I’m not suggesting it's a replacement for the real thing, a new film from Steamboat Springs-based Rig to Flip has made it possible to vicariously … Continue reading Powerful new film “Warm Springs” tells story of boating on the Yampa River

Havey Productions Kick Starts The Great Divide…

Final funding for feature documentary to be raised through grassroots campaign Havey Productions announced in early September that final funding for The Great Divide, a feature length documentary on the history of water in Colorado, will be raised through a grassroots Kickstarter campaign. The campaign kicked off September 8, but there's still time to contribute! The Great … Continue reading Havey Productions Kick Starts The Great Divide…

Water Is… Poetry

As you well know, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education appreciates the written word...  we publish Headwaters magazine, this blog, and the wonderful poet, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs, serves as our publications chair-- it only makes sense. Back in 2012, a water haiku challenge posted on this blog was wildly popular-- so here … Continue reading Water Is… Poetry