News

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:57 PM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

    We need your help.

    Colorado WaterWise members Western Resource Advocates and Brendle Group are conducting research, sponsored by the Water Research Foundation, that aims to improve collaboration between the water and land use sectors. By better understanding the current state of collaboration, identifying barriers, and prioritizing appropriate solutions, the research team seeks to produce recommendations, tools, and case studies that can be effectively used by all stakeholders that work at the intersection of water resources and land use.

    In partnership with a similar research effort being conducted by the University of Arizona (funded by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation), a survey is now underway to gather input form stakeholders engaged in the water and land use planning processes. The survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete (you may save and continue at any time). All answers will be strictly confidential.

    We appreciate and value your opinions. If you have a role or stake in the management of local water supply, wastewater, or stormwater issues or services such as a utility professional, urban planner, consultant, stakeholder, or elected/appointed official, please take a few minutes to help advance the science of integrating water and land use planning – you may be a direct beneficiary of our teams’ findings! We want as many responses as possible in addition to yours, so please forward this posting and survey invitation to others within your organization. The survey will be open until August 5, 2016. On completion of the survey you will be entered into a prize drawing to win an iPad Mini.*

    Take the Survey

    The research team plans to publish complete results of our efforts in 2017.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:00 AM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

    Would you like the tools to offer Project WET educator workshops for water educators in your community? The Project WET curriculum is one of the most widely used K-12 water education tools in the country. This two-day workshop will give you the tools and training to host and facilitate your own Project WET workshops in your community for local teachers, environmental educators, watershed educators, water festival volunteers, youth organizations, and others.

    The first day will be spent becoming familiar with Project WET 2.0 curriculum activities and will include a field trip to a riparian park along the Crystal River. Day two will include training on how to conduct a workshop, access resources, and market your workshops.

    Participants will be required to prepare and facilitate one Project WET activity during the workshop.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:00 PM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)
    Have you attended a Project WET facilitator workshop in the past? Have you previously facilitated educator Project WET workshops? We need you to keep excellent water education happening across Colorado! We would like to offer you a webinar to update you on the new exciting Project WET available resources as well as invite you to work with the Water Educator Network to order books for your upcoming educator workshops.

    This two hour webinar will introduce you to the new resources, share the system for ordering books, and offer tools for marketing your upcoming educator/teacher workshops.

    A copy of your previous facilitator workshop certificate is necessary (please scan and email to sarah@yourwatercolorado.org before registering). 

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:00 AM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

    On June 7 and 8, CFWE is offering half-day bike tours. Pedal through the Bear Creek watershed, southwest of Denver, to discover how groups are reclaiming and protecting urban waterways. We'll see first-hand water quality improvement projects, recreation along the creek, long-term watershed planning and community education and stewardship. Registration is free but required. Find the draft itinerary, times and registration for both tour dates here

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 9:48 AM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

    The Irrigation Association announced yesterday that it is launching a quarterly magazine in July. Irrigation Today will be a print publication which will be distributed to members and qualified nonmembers. Content will include sustainable water resources, smart technologies, extension agents, growers and commercial end users. 

    For more information, contact Communications Manager Maureen Acquino at maureenacquino@irrigation.org or 703-536-7080

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:08 PM | Frank Kinder (Administrator)

    Colorado's premier green building event is next month! Water, energy, air, land and sustainability are part of LEED. Come learn the latest in products that contribute to health, profitability, and conservation April 21, 22 in Denver.  Collaborate and learn with industry leaders and ...

  • Friday, April 08, 2016 11:40 AM | Laura Wing (Administrator)

     

           

     

     

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    Coming April 13 to Colorado Mesa University...

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    Documentary Film Screening, Reception and Discussion

    APRIL 13, 2016
    Reception 6:30pm
    Film Screening 7:30pm
    Discussion 8:30pm
    University Center, CMU (
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    RSVP for this free event to get a complimentary beverage.

    Thanks to Palisade Brewing and Chevron for sponsoring this event!

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  • Monday, March 07, 2016 4:32 PM | Laura Wing (Administrator)

    A Landscape Irrigation Auditor class is being offered on March 22-23 in Westminster, CO. The class is taught by Brent Mecham of the Irrigation Association. An optional Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) exam is offered on March 24. Hurry, registration for the exam ends on 3/10!

    Download the registration form to sign up today. 

    Thanks to the City of Westminster, DBC Irrigation Supply and the Irrigation Association for offering the CLIA class and exam.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:26 PM | Frank Kinder (Administrator)

    Colorado WaterWise will continue its successful Lunch’ n Learns launched in 2015.  Our first  by Oracle is Thursday, March 10th from 12:30-2:00.  See Events page for details.


    Last year we conducted three successful Lunch’ n Learns open to membership and the general public.  These informative sessions were designed to introduce different aspects of urban conservation to industry professionals, commercial practitioners, and people just interested in conservation.  The first was from Pacific Northwest National Lab’s Kate-McMordie Stoughton on the Federal Energy Management Program, or FEMP, which includes BMPs for federal entities to implement to meet their Executive Order goals.  Many of these practices coincide with municipal conservation plans, programs and incentives, and have been implemented in many parts of Colorado.  Next we heard about CWW’s Smart Phone App for Colorado Outdoor Water Ordinances.  If you’d like to become a user of this tool, email us.  Finally, we heard from Rick Schultz from Town of Castle Rock on their innovative Municipal Landscape Program.   Each of these sessions was well-attended and provided valuable discussion on how we’re achieving conservation in different ways.  We look to partner with other water organizations to share these in-person learning opportunities; let us know if you’d like to help spread the word. 

    Look for more sessions this year discussing different technologies that are progressing water conservation.  

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:01 PM | Laura Wing (Administrator)

    Get an early start by ordering your giveaways for spring and summer events now! T-shirts, water bottles, Frisbees, and other ColoradoWater - Live Like You Love It  branded items were a big hit last year. Check out the discount bulk pricing offered by our Colorado-based partner, Zamar Screen Printing, on the order form below. You can add your organization's logo to most items!

    Please e-mail order forms to Zamar no later than February19, 2016.


    Download the ORDER FORM. Questions about products and delivery?
    info@zamarinc.comor 303-536-4086

    Learn about the Live Like You Love It campaign at lovecoloradowater.org.

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