Preventing Water Pollution Starts in Your Backyard

Agricultural runoff is a prominent source of excess nutrients in water sources, but this nonpoint source of water pollution can originate with excess fertilizer being used on urban landscapes as well. On April 13, 2017, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education was joined by Steve Lundt with the Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed Association … Continue reading Preventing Water Pollution Starts in Your Backyard

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Change Brings Hope

By the Colorado Water Trust staff In October 2016, The Durango Herald carried a modest story sporting the headline, “Trout Discovered in Creek Long Devoid of Fish.”  In the southwest corner of Colorado, where abandoned mines and contaminated streams have long been a part of the otherwise magnificent mountain landscape, this is encouraging news—especially for a … Continue reading Change Brings Hope

World Water Day 2017: Why Waste Water?

Today is World Water Day 2017! In 1993, March 22 was designated as World Water Day by the United Nations (U.N.), thus setting aside a day for the world to focus its attention on finding solutions to the world water crisis. Currently, 1.8 billion people around the world do not have access to safe drinking … Continue reading World Water Day 2017: Why Waste Water?

A Plan for Our Drinking Water

In 2012, city officials in Flint, Michigan, began to investigate the possibility of saving money by switching water providers. Projecting a savings of $200 million over the course of 25 years, they decided to build their own pipeline to the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) instead of continuing to receive water from Detroit Water and Sewerage … Continue reading A Plan for Our Drinking Water

Animas River Stakeholders Group: An Unlikely Alliance for Watershed Health in the San Juans

By Samantha Wright For 21 years, an unlikely alliance of mining companies, environmental organizations, landowners, local governmental entities, and state and federal regulatory and land management agencies has converged faithfully on the third Thursday of almost every month in the tiny, isolated town of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. Collectively known … Continue reading Animas River Stakeholders Group: An Unlikely Alliance for Watershed Health in the San Juans

Real-time water use and treatment dashboard

Wow! This time it's not your water, Colorado, it's Oberlin, Ohio's-- as displayed on this cool real-time online dashboard. And hey, it could be your water, if we created dashboards for Colorado's different regions. Although the Colorado Foundation for Water Education hasn't taken on such a project, it's a pretty great tool-- take a look … Continue reading Real-time water use and treatment dashboard

Denver Area Students Participate in World Water Monitoring Day

Today more than 100 fifth-grade students from the metro-area are participating in water quality testing as part of Denver’s fourth annual World Water Monitoring Day event at Confluence Park. Students from Denver’s Teller Elementary School and Aurora’s Fletcher Intermediate School are testing the water quality of the South Platte River. Through this event, the students … Continue reading Denver Area Students Participate in World Water Monitoring Day