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Do You Know Your Water, Colorado?

Rivers are the lifelines of Colorado’s economy, environment, and lifestyle. They touch everyone in our state, providing most of our clean, safe, and reliable drinking water; supporting our thriving farms and ranches; and contributing to culture, heritage, and recreation —...
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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...

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...

Colorado’s Leading Conservation Organizations Mark 1 Year Anniversary of Water Plan

First Year of Implementation Makes Progress – More Laps and Increased Pace Needed to Achieve Water Goals DENVER, Nov. 16, 2016 – On the one-year anniversary of Colorado’s first water plan being adopted, Colorado’s leading conservation organizations – America...

What leading conservation groups are saying about the one year anniversary of the Colorado Water Plan

This post first appeared in Summit Daily under the headline “Colorado Water Plan faces new hurdles on one-year anniversary.” One year in, and questions remain over what impact the Colorado Water Plan is having — or will have — across the state. Even proponents for the...

National Conservation, Sportsmen Groups Applaud Bureau of Reclamation Efforts to Reward Projects that Protect the Health of Rivers

Public Comment Period for WaterSMART Grant Criteria Closes with Thousands of Comments in Favor of Prioritizing Projects that Keep Water in Our Rivers National conservation and sportsmen groups applauded recent proposed changes from the Bureau of Reclamation intended to prioritize...

An interview with water expert John Fleck

This interview with John Fleck, a former water reporter and current Director of the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico first appeared on Vox.com. The interview focuses on Fleck’s new book  Water Is for Fighting Over which covers the water crisis in the...

Think Water Reuse Isn’t Exciting? Think Again!

Think of two super heroes battling it out for the future of humanity, your favorite NBA team trying to make it into the next round, or a gymnast vying for a Gold Medal, or [pick your favorite challenge]. There’s a lot on the line. It’s time for your pick—often the underdog—to...

Denver Businesses Unite On Water Conservation Issues

Denver businesses are doing their part to promote water conservation and river protection as part of Colorado’s Water Plan. “My fellow CEOs and I wanted to learn but we also had a message to send,” said Dave Bacon, founder/CEO of BWBacon. “In planning Colorado’s water...
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Video: Policy Expert On Colorado Water Plan

The latest draft of the Colorado Water Plan is headed in the right direction, but the final draft still needs some actionable and specific steps. Drew Beckwith, Water Policy Manager for Western Resource Advocates, says the plan needs these actionable steps to ensure future...