Research & Presentations
Ignite NCAR VII The Future of Colorado's Water, a Seuss-like Tale
CIRES' 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.
Native Vegetation in Xeriscaping
A slide presentation advocating use of native plant species entitled "The Use of Native Vegetation in Xeriscaping" creates habitat for native wildlife while reducing the risk of invasion. The presentation was originally prepared and presented by Greg Cronin of University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center on March 8, 2007. (You must have MS PowerPoint to view presentation)
Interested in a yard that is more drought resistant and requires less irrigation? Known as Xeriscape, these landscapes can save you money because they also require less maintenance, pesticides and water, while attracting beautiful native birds. Explore your landscape's potential by thinking beyond turf. Our Xeriscape Colorado pages include examples of Xeriscape gardens, information on clinics in your area and plant lists to help you design a garden that will thrive and look beautiful.
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.
Colorado Water Conservation Board
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
EPA WaterSense: Understanding the WaterSense Label
Graywater Control in Colorado: HB 13-1044 & Regulation 86
Denver Water Water Conservation Presentation
Colorado Springs Utilities Presentation on Strategic Planning