Research & Presentations

Colorado Water

The Future of Colorado's Water, a Seuss-like TaleCooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences – Jeff Lukas presents Colorado's water and future projects from the Colorado Water Assessment using a Dr. Seuss-like rhyme that brings cleverness and smiles despite the subject's gravity. First presented at the National Center Atmospheric Research's Ignite VII on April 16, 2015.

Outdoor Water

The Use of Native Vegetation in XeriscapingUniversity of Colorado at Denver and Health Science Center – A slide presentation advocating use of native plant species to create habitat for native wildlife while reducing the risk of invasion. The presentation was originally prepared and presented by Greg Cronin on March 8, 2007.

Xeriscape Colorado – Interested in a yard that is more drought resistant and requires less irrigation? Xeriscape landscapes can save you money because they require less maintenance, pesticides, and water, while attracting native wildlife. Explore your landscape's potential by thinking beyond turf. Colorado WaterWise's Xeriscape Colorado project includes examples of Xeriscape gardens, information on clinics in your area, and plant lists to help you design a thriving garden.

Lawn Watering Workgroup – In 2002 and 2003, a group of Front Range water providers and landscape professionals formed this workgroup to develop a more unified approach to lawn watering guidelines and other water demand management approaches. The documents that summarize their work are below.

FINAL Recommendations for Lawn Watering during Drought_2003.pdf

FINAL Watering Times by zone_2003.pdf

2 Day Watering Schedule_2003.pdf

Drought Car Wash guidelines_2003.pdf

Drought Management

Colorado Water Conservation Board drought management resources:

February 2013 - Request for Water Provider Info for CWCB Drought Website

CWCB Drought Resources

CWCB Drought Planning

Colorado Climate Center Drought Resources

American Water Works Association Drought Resource Community

Alliance for Water Efficiency Drought Response

Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO) Best Management Practices

Indoor Water

Gary Klein's Protocol for Evaluating the Layout of a Hot Water Distribution System

EPA WaterSense: Understanding the WaterSense Label 

Graywater Control in Colorado: HB 13-1044 & Regulation 86

LEED for Homes, ENERGY STAR and WaterSense

Denver Water Water Conservation Presentation

Colorado Springs Utilities Presentation on Strategic Planning

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