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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...

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...

Why Kristin Green Loves Colorado’s Rivers

Conservation Colorado’s Kristin Green shares her first experience with Colorado’s rivers, how that led to where she is today, and why she believes conservation should be the central focus of Colorado’s Water Plan.

‘Water is More Important Than Money,’ say Westerners

Water levels and drought concerns now eclipse economic concerns in Colorado and the West, according to the annual Conservation in the West Poll released recently by Colorado College. While 80% of polled voters are concerned about unemployment, 83% are concerned about drought and...

Final Colorado Water Plan Highlights

The following are  highlights from the final 2015 Colorado Water Plan submitted to Gov. Hickenlooper on Nov. 19. At a Glance: Colorado’s Water Plan Supports: A productive economy that supports vibrant and sustainable cities; viable and productive agriculture; and robust skiing,...
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Water Reuse and Recycling Must Be Part of Colorado Water Plan

Water reuse and recycling must be important components of the final Colorado Water Plan. They are part of an overall water conservation and reuse strategy that maximizes the use of already developed water supplies. The Governor and the Colorado Water Conservation Board  can...

Western Slope Lawmakers Weigh In On Colorado Water Plan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — State lawmakers representing Western Slope constituents are viewing a nearly complete Colorado water plan with a mix of hope and fear, according to the Daily Sentinel. Eight of them addressed the Colorado Basin Roundtable Monday, with their thoughts not...

Colorado Water Plan: Tell Your Colorado River Story

Audubon Rockies’ Abby Burk tells her personal story of why Colorado’s rivers matter to her, and why you should comment today on Colorado’s Water Plan and let John Hickenlooper know that conservation should be the focus of our state’s first Water Plan! Tell...

10 Reasons Why We Love Colorado’s Rivers

Reason #1 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Beauty. Reason #2 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Farming. Reason #3 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Wildlife. Reason #4 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Kayaking. Reason #5 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers —...

Roundtable Discussion On Colorado’s Water Plan

This week’s Balance of Power: Colorado’s plan for water on 9News takes a look at Colorado’s Water Plan. With population expected to double by mid-century, will the state have enough water to sustain it? Guests include: James Eklund, director of the Colorado...