Statewide Water Projects

Grant Amount: $79,400 | Project Cost: $120,000

Agriculture Watershed and Stream Management Planning Outreach and Technical Assistance

Location: Statewide
Type: Agriculture

A series of engagment events for agricultural water users and non-ag water users about contempory agricultural water issues. This includes workshops, field trips, videos, publications, and media outreach.

Grant Amount: $99,000 | Project Cost: $199,000

Agriculture Watershed and Stream Management Planning Outreach and Technical Assistance

Location: Statewide
Type: Agriculture

Survey agricultural producers to determine perceptions of stream and watershed management plans. This will help determine 25 outreach activites such as meetings, workshops, and presentations throughout the state.

Grant Amount: $99,371 | Project Cost: $199,371

A System and Process for Assessing Water Use of Land Use Decisions

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Streamline assessment and communication of water use implications associated with land development plans through both modeling and analysis of metered water use data through utilities across the state

Grant Amount: $52,500 | Project Cost: $152,875

Best Practices for Water Meter Retrofit Projects Financed by State Performance Contracts in Colorado

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Develop Best Practices for the retrofit of water meters performed through the State of Colorado’s Performance Contracting Program. Doing so will increase investor confidence and accelerate market penetration of smart water meters in Colorado

Grant Amount: $7,612 | Project Cost: $143,762

Breaching the Divide: West Slope-Front Range Partnerships to Integrate Water and Land Use Planning

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Convene a diverse stakeholder group addressing impacts of diversions between communities in the basin of origin, and in the area receiving water. Emphasizes early consultations on local land use decisions that drive the need for water diversions.

Grant Amount: $398,000 | Project Cost: $896,122

Colorado Growing Water Smart

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Resources will be broadly disseminated through presentations and workshops targeting planners, local jurisdictional leaders, and water providers. First round of participating communities included a mix of Front Range and West Slope communities and represented more than 6% (325,000+ residents) of Colorado’s population.

Grant Amount: $350,000 | Project Cost: $835,374

Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) Demonstration

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Development of a mobile treatment unit demonstrating proven technologies associated with Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) via secondary treated wastewater

Grant Amount: $35,000 | Project Cost: $84,990

Guidance to Covered Entities for Land Use Planning Components of Water Efficiency Plans

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Input from a broad based advisory group and stakeholder workshops will provide feedback from local government and land use authorities around integration of land use planning and water efficiency efforts.

Grant Amount: $79,690 | Project Cost: $159,690

Integrated Water & Land Use Planning in Colorado Communities: Direct Community Assistance

Location: Front Range
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Support for Front Range communities toward implementing policies and programs that integrate water efficiency and land use planning. Includes messaging around reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts.

Grant Amount: $149,249 | Project Cost: $298,549

System and Process for Assessing Water Use of Land Use Decisions

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Streamline assessment and communication of water use implications associated with land development plans through modeling, and analysis of metered water use data within utilities throughout Colorado.

Grant Amount: $19,090 | Project Cost: $43,060

Conservation-Oriented Tap Fees: Guide & Workshop

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

Development of a guide and workshop focusing on water-conservation tap fee's design methodologies allowing utility's to better integrate water conservation objectives into their tap fees.

Grant Amount: $65,500 | Project Cost: $100,000

Development of Colorado Guidelines for Direct Potable Reuse

Location: Statewide
Type: Conservation and Land Use

This project will help Colorado communities optimize reusable water supplies, alleviating pressure on streams, the West Slope and/or agricultural sources.

Grant Amount: $35,000 | Project Cost: $45,000

Activating Colorado’s Water Plan with Student Driven Innovation

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Develop a cross-campus contest helping university departments and students see themselves (and their area of study) reflected in Colorado’s Water Plan.

Agriculture Water Collaborative

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

This project will utilize multiple proven outreach methods to engage and inform ag water right holders and non-ag water interests about contemporary ag water issues, including the direct and indirect benefits of irrigated agriculture and how agriculture and other water interests can benefit from mutual collaboration. The project will dispel confusion around ag water leasing-related issues and raise the level and depth of understanding about ATMs among the irrigated ag and non-ag water communities

Grant Amount: $47,000

Build Statewide, Data-Based Education Through Community

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Grant Amount: $24,500 | Project Cost: $49,000

Clean River Design Challenge

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Developing innovative solutions addressing trash in Denver’s urban waterways by pursuing implementation of a trash removal device.Local engineers and governmental departments will assist with prototypes with the goal of permanent installation

Grant Amount: $110,000

Deepening Water Engagement through Expansion of the

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Enhance the Colorado Water Plan: Comp Education and Outreach

Location: statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Grant Amount: $61,750

Enhancing the Colorado Water Plan through Comprehensive

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Grant Amount: $85,000 | Project Cost: $900,000

For the Love of Colorado public education initiative

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Funding an effective, research-based education initiative that Coloradans will see via various earned media platforms.

Grant Amount: $10,000 | Project Cost: $12,500

Investigation of Barriers to Policy for Low Impact Development

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Conducting an in-depth engagement of municipalities determining current Low Impact Development (LID) programs and identify barriers municipalities are facing in adopting LID policy

Grant Amount: $12,734 | Project Cost: $58,189

Outreach and Capacity Building for Ag Water Projects

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Conduct extensive outreach through regional workshops focusing on irrigation inventories and funding irrigation improvements, stream management planning, water quality, master aquifer program, and small organization outreach

Grant Amount: $55,709 | Project Cost: $111,468

Statewide Water Education Action Plan Launch

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Building a statewide Strategic Water Education Action Plan to fulfill Goal 2 of Colorado Water Plan (Creating a Data-Based Water Education Plan).

Grant Amount: $250,000 | Project Cost: $623,750

Tackling Wicked Problems in Water + Climate

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

6 step process to address "wicked" problems associated with water and climate change. The goal is to leverage expertise in the business sector to create market based approaches to tackle the wicked problems.

Grant Amount: $54,000 | Project Cost: $64,000

TAP-IN

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Support marketing, communications, and outreach for programs/events, as well as data collection measuring success/impact improving future offerings.

Grant Amount: $53,000

Understanding Water Activity Book

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Grant Amount: $30,000 | Project Cost: $66,500

Water Legacy: Documenting Knowledge for Future Generations

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Interview key Colorado water professionals (who have retired or are close to retirement) to learn about their lives and careers, capturing stories, insights, and information that may not be recorded or documented anywhere else

Grant Amount: $10,000 | Project Cost: $71,390

Young Farmers and Ranchers Water Leadership Program

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Guiding a dozen young farmers and ranchers towards leadership positions on water related efforts by receiving a series of five virtual trainings, participating in multiple in-person gatherings, and benefiting from mentorship with an existing water leaders.

Grant Amount: $33,080 | Project Cost: $41,280

Training Young Farmers as Water Leaders through Colorado Water Law & Policy Bootcamps

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Educating young farmers and ranchers on state water law and policy and empowering them to take on roles of water leadership

Understanding Water Acitvity Book

Location: Statewide
Type: Future Projects

Distributing the 'Understanding Water Activity Book' for statewide distribution helping to educate the next generation toward understanding why and how we should protect and conserve this resource.

Grant Amount: $43,000 | Project Cost: $86,500

Educating for Understanding of Critical Resource Issues

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

This project will include developing 6 video that touch on key resource topics that are pertinent to all Coloradans. These include Forest Health, Riparian Corridors, Water Quality, Disappearing Rangeland, Water Use and the Gap and Watershed Importance.

Grant Amount: $31,250 | Project Cost: $70,000

Colorado Low Head Dam - Public Safety Initiative 2020

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Build a website to share information on Colorado low head dams, plan and execute a series of Stakeholder Meetings statewide, a Stakeholder Survey will be developed, distributed across the state and the results analyzed to help the steering committee inform and prioritize future activities, develop standards for signage at low head dams and install signs at selected, prioritized low head dam sites,

Grant Amount: $21,275 | Project Cost: $65,740

Young Farmers and Ranchers Water Leadership Pilot Program

Location: Statewide
Type: Engagement and Innovation

Fellows selected through an application process would receive a series of five virtual trainings, participate in multiple in-person gatherings, and benefit from mentorship with an existing water leader. Within six months of the completion of the fellowship, participants will be expected to lead a workshop training a cohort of their peers in water conservation techniques, as well as to seek a position on a water decision-making body