How Austin, Texas got Water Wise Using Data

Ever forgotten to lock the front door or close the garage when leaving the house? Luckily there are home security apps that will fix that for you, but what if a faucet is leaking in your home or the hose outside is still on? There’s an app for that, it’s called Dropcountr. Colorado WaterWise, an … Continue reading How Austin, Texas got Water Wise Using Data

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A Citizen’s Perspective on Her Water Utility

By Kristin Maharg As a professional working to educate Coloradans on the value of water resources, I’m drawn to public process. How are we exposed to civic issues, why should we care about community planning and what are meaningful ways to participate in decision-making? These are powerful questions that can lead to a more engaged … Continue reading A Citizen’s Perspective on Her Water Utility

Learning about water and planning for Colorado’s looming water crisis

When an earthquake hits or a wildfire blazes, there’s little doubt that a natural disaster is under way. But a water crisis can creep up slowly over years. Most people won’t even notice the problem until their taps runs dry and water rates skyrocket. That’s why it’s important to get people involved in Colorado water planning before there’s a big … Continue reading Learning about water and planning for Colorado’s looming water crisis

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

A conversation with Jim Lochhead and Eric Kuhn on water supply, transbasin diversions, conservation and more

Transbasin diversions have had a long, changing and important history redistributing water across Colorado.  In partnership, the Colorado Water Congress and Colorado Foundation for Water Education coordinated a series of webinars looking at these projects and exploring questions that are arising in the drafting of Colorado's Water Plan. The final webinar was a video-cast conversation between … Continue reading A conversation with Jim Lochhead and Eric Kuhn on water supply, transbasin diversions, conservation and more

Water Leadership

By Dana Strongin, 2013 Water Leaders graduate and Denver Water employee The thesaurus entry for “leadership” describes a person who is a guide – a pilot or conductor. Based on that depiction, it might seem that the water-related equivalent would be a captain, but after completing the Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s 2013 Water Leaders … Continue reading Water Leadership

Drought Restrictions Depend on Water Storage and Portfolios

This year we've seen watering restrictions come to stay or go in different parts of the state, but Coloradans don't always realize that those restrictions mean very different things for utilities based on their water portfolios.  An interesting article published this week in the Coloradan explains the messages and portfolios of some of the northern … Continue reading Drought Restrictions Depend on Water Storage and Portfolios

Recycled Water on America Recycles Day

It's America Recycles Day, November 15th! It seems like most people try to recycle paper, plastics, glass, and more-- but what do you think of recycled water? Do you frequent the Denver Zoo? Denver Water provides recycled water to the zoo,  Xcel Energy, several schools, golf courses and parks in Denver through their system of … Continue reading Recycled Water on America Recycles Day