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  • 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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    www.coloradomesa.edu/WaterCenter
    Email: hholm@coloradomesa.edu Phone:970-248-1968

  • 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.

  • Thursday, January 07, 2016 8:44 AM | Laura Wing (Administrator)

    Colorado WaterWise exists to stimulate and support water conservation in Colorado.  Over the last year, the Colorado Water Wise Board (CWW) has been working hard to develop a strategic plan to ensure that CWW will remain sustainable.  As part of that effort, we have revised our membership structure. 

    Colorado WaterWise does five things;

    ü  Creates conservation tools,

    ü  Connects water efficiency professionals,

    ü  Collaborates with partners on efficiency projects,

    ü  Contributes to water efficiency policy,

    ü  Communicates these initiatives to the Colorado water conservation community.

    Through past support Colorado WaterWise has:

    • Created award-winning materials for the Colorado Water: Live Like You Love It Toolkit (visit http://lovecoloradowater.org/);
    • Created a Colorado Outdoor Water Regulation Guide Smart Phone App that puts accurate and current landscape and water rules at the fingertips of landscape professionals;
    • Connected over 100 efficiency professionals through our Water Efficiency Workshops for Colorado Plumbing and  Lunch n’ Learn series;
    • Collaborated with the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Research Foundation, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and Cavanaugh & Associates to host five AWWA M36 Water Audit and Loss Control Workshops in September 2015;
    • Provided expert testimony to the Colorado legislature regarding efficiency proposals; and
    • Hosted an informative, engaging and inspiring annual Summit  in the fall.

    In order to sustain this work, a new annual membership structure for utilities has been put in place.  It looks like this:

    • Student Membership ($50)
    • Basic Membership ($250)
    • Industry Membership ($1,000)
    • Small Utilities, with 10 or fewer employees, have a membership fee of $500.  Included in this membership are:
      • Quarterly Newsletter;
      • Case Study Library;
      • BP Guidebook;
      • A discount for 1 registration to the Annual Event; and
      • Access to CWW Utility Tools including the Smart Phone App and the Live Like You Love It (LLYLI) Toolkit materials.  You can learn more about LLYLI participation levels here: http://lovecoloradowater.org/participation-levels/.
    • Medium Utilities, with between 11 and 50 employees, have a membership fee of $1,000.  Included in this membership are everything included for the Small Utilities as well as a discount on a second registration (2 total) to the Annual Event.
    • Large Utilities, with more than 50 employees, have a membership fee of $1,500.  Included in this membership are everything included for the Small Utilities plus a discount on a total of 3 registrations for the Annual Event.
    Take advantage of valuable benefits by joining Colorado WaterWise today!
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:15 AM | Natalie Stevens (Administrator)

     


    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    Police Protective Association Event Center
    2105 Decatur Street Denver, Colorado
     

    Summit Event8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Great Divide Movie Premiere: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Keynote Speaker
    Dr. Wallace J. Nichols
    NY Times Best Selling Author of "A Blue Mind"

    View the Full Event Program

    Register Online and learn more about the event.

    Early Bird Member Rate: $150
    Member Rate (after September 19): $200
    Early Bird Non-Member Rate: $200
    Non-Member Rate: $275
    Become a Colorado WaterWise Member!

    Sponsors are needed to make the event a success. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM | Anonymous


  • Friday, August 07, 2015 12:48 PM | Anonymous

     

    National Survey Utility CII Water Efficiency Programs

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) requests your utility’s participation in a web-based survey of the Utility Commercial, Industrial and Institutional (CII) Water Efficiency Programs to help us better meet the water conservation planning needs of our Members.

    The survey may be accessed via SurveyMonkey.

    The survey is being conducted by the Water EfficiencyPrograms and Technology Committee (WEPTC) of AWWA and seeks to:

    a)  identify and describe the design and effects of existing CII efficiency programs

    b)  assemble a compendium of existing principles and practices for planning, implementing, and evaluating CII water use and conservation potential, and 

    c)  assist conservation planners providing a basis for development of best management practice (BMP), educational efforts, and conducting additional research on water use efficiency in the CII sector.

    The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The target respondents for this survey are utility personnel working with water use and conservation including General Managers, Utility Directors, Planners, Financial Managers and Conservation Coordinators.

    Your utility responses will be strictly confidential and will be grouped with information from other utilities for statistical purposes only. If you have any questions about the survey, or if you believe this survey is best directed elsewhere in your organization, please contact Lindsey Geiger.

    Thanks in advance for your contribution to this collective effort and for supporting AWWA's mission to provide solutions to effectively manage water, the world's most important resource.

     


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