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Building Towards Resilience Through Legislative Priorities

Jan 21, 2022 -
Last week, Colorado’s 2022 legislative session began with a sobering reminder and call to action from Speaker Alec Garnett: “Climate change is a clear and present danger...

Press Release: Water for Colorado Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Groundbreaking Provisions to Support Western Water

Nov 06, 2021 -
Denver, CO — The Water for Colorado Coalition today applauded congressional passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which will send $8.3 billion of...

A Conversation with Colorado’s Legislators

Nov 05, 2021 -
Earlier this week, the Water for Colorado Coalition convened a group of state legislators for a discussion on drought in the Colorado River Basin and why it...

Press Release: Grim Updates from Feds Show Need for Urgent Action on Colorado River to Increase Resilience to Climate Change

Oct 18, 2021 -
Denver — Today, the Bureau of Reclamation released its October 24-Month Study and its 2-Year Probabilistic Projections, which incorporate newly updated modeling...

Your Voice Matters for Colorado’s Rivers: Engage in the Water Plan Update Process

Oct 13, 2021 -
During the development of the Colorado Water Plan six years ago, Water for Colorado came together to help ensure Coloradans’ voices were heard in the creation of the plan. In...

Get To Know Your River Basins

Oct 07, 2021 -
Our rivers are the lifeblood of the American West, and we all know that river and water management are both fundamentally important and infinitely complex, governed through...

Press Release: Dire Federal Water Projections Demand Urgent Action from State Leaders

Sep 22, 2021 -
DENVER, CO — The Water for Colorado Coalition today released the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. Bureau...

Meet Water for Colorado’s Statewide Team

Sep 10, 2021 -
When the Water for Colorado Coalition came together in 2015 around the creation of the Colorado Water Plan, we were united by a simple belief — that...

Boosting Water Reliability for Birds and People

Sep 01, 2021 -
Process-based restoration: restoring natural river processes

Water Funding Playbook

Aug 23, 2021 -
The purpose of this guide is to assist water conservancy districts, nonprofits, local governments, citizen stakeholder initiatives and others in learning more about successfully implementing new local sources of...

Press Release: First-Ever Colorado River Basin Tier 1 Shortage Shows Need for Greater Resilience to Climate Change

Aug 16, 2021 -
Denver, CO — Today, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation declared the first-ever Tier 1 shortage in the Colorado River Basin, triggering 

Ten Strategies for Resilience in the Colorado River Basin

Jul 28, 2021 -
Water conservation efforts have often focused on addressing the “water budget” problem (e.g. balancing supply and demand). While these efforts are essential, they are not enough to deal with...

As Lake Powell and Western Rivers Hit Record Lows, New Report Shows Better Alternative to Expensive, Unnecessary Lake Powell Pipeline

Jul 28, 2021 -
The Local Waters Alternative 2.0 would meet Washington County’s water needs while protecting the Colorado River. Western Resource Advocates and American Rivers announced the release of the Local Waters...

Find Your Voice in Conservation Advocacy

Jul 20, 2021 -
This year we have all experienced a multitude of influential events in our lives that have changed how we think, ranging from the COVID19 virus, the stay...

Wildfire Season Is Here: Why it Matters for Our Rivers and Water

Jul 16, 2021 -
It’s been said we no longer have fire seasons; we have fire years. We all remember a year ago when fires ravaged our state and smoke...
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