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Colorado Families need a Ford not a Ferrari for a Water Plan Budget

Smart Prioritization and Collaboration Critical By Sinjin Eberle, Director of Communications Intermountain West-American Rivers; Kristin Green, Water Advocate-Conservation Colorado; Rob Harris, Senior Staff Attorney-Western Resource Advocates; and Brian Jackson, Associate...

2017 Colorado River Summer Reading and Watch List

Looking to add to your summer reading or watch list? Whether you’re headed to a beautiful body of water, relaxing in your backyard, or staying in on a rainy day, we’ve got a list of captivating books and documentaries about the Colorado River that recap its rich history and offer...
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Every Drop Counts: What You Can Do to Save Water in the West

Modern conveniences have made it easy to forget how much water we’re using and where that water really comes from. This makes it even more difficult to grasp how your water usage habits can have a long-term impact on the collective water supply. With a predicted water deficit of...

National Conservation, Sportsmen Groups Applaud Passage of Congressional Omnibus Spending Bill

The bill contains more than $1.3 billion in vital funding and protections for Western water resources, including the Colorado River National conservation and sportsmen groups applauded passage through Congress of a new omnibus spending bill. The legislation contains $1.3 billi...

America’s Most Endangered River

Sign our petition to the Trump Administration: help support our rivers! The Colorado River is at a tipping point. Just this week, the lower portion of it was named our nation’s most endangered river in the American Rivers’ annual report. This is not the first time the Colorado...

World Water Day reminds us why we can’t cut infrastructure funding

by Mike Connor Today is World Water Day, intended to highlight the importance of fresh water, promote its sustainable management, and focus on actions needed to protect and conserve this critical, life-sustaining resource. These actions take many forms, but investing in new and...

Leasing water – a novel idea to combat “buy and dry” in Colorado

By Brian Jackson As populations in Colorado and the West continue to grow, water is moving from farms to cities. The current practice of “buy and dry” in Colorado – buying farmland only for its water – is bad for farmers, bad for rural communities and bad for critical ecosystems...

New Coordination of Water Conservation Efforts in the Colorado River Basin

Announcement Responds to Calls from Conservation Leaders, Gov. Hickenlooper, Sen. Bennet for Greater Coordination Between Federal Grant Programs to Protect Communities and Critical Water Resources  Denver, CO – National conservation and sportsmen groups hailed the Obama...

Coverage of the Final Colorado Water Plan Release

Here’s a roundup of coverage of the plan’s release. Aspen Journalism: Boiling down the Colorado Water Plan’s action plan  Western Slope Now: Colorado Water Plan’s Impact on Western Slope  High Country News: Will a new state plan solve Colorado’s water troubles?...

2015 Coverage Highlights

Here’s a roundup of notable 2015 coverage of the Colorado River. Western Slope Now (Grand Junction) : Citizens Petition Gov. Hickenlooper Over West Slope Water(Oct. 25) Grand Junction Sentinel (Western Slope): State Water Official Positive About Plan (Oct. 21) Grand...
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