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With the new school year now in full swing, there’s a great opportunity to expand our knowledge of current events and the environment around us—and therefore, the perfect chance to brush up on water in the Colorado River basin. In honor of this season of learning, here is a list...

Western Attitudes on Conservation Are Driving Action from Public Officials

2019 is already proving to be an exciting and inspiring year for those who care about the future of the Colorado River. Leaders in the seven basin states — Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — are working together collaboratively to...
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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...

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...

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.

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,...

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 —...