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Educational Events


Part of the Colorado WaterWise mission is to provide you with the most current techniques, technology and resources in water conservation. We save more water when we work together and share our knowledge.

Every year we host free lunch 'n learns and webinars to share that knowledge and provide opportunities for networking. Here you can find out about upcoming educational events and see the topics we have presented in the past.

Interested in presenting to our organization? Email us.    

upcoming events


From Climate Change Planning to Response: Drought, Wildfire, and Water Management in 2020

Tuesday, September 29 10 a.m.

Colorado is experiencing its worst drought conditions since 2012 as 100% of the state is experiencing some level of drought, with 93% of the state under at least severe drought conditions as of August 25th. For only the 2nd time ever the main stretch of the Yampa River is under water usage restrictions. The Pine Gulch fire has grown into the largest wildfire in Colorado’s history. This new reality requires a shift in thinking from not just preparing for the future impacts of climate change, but responding to these challenges today. In this webinar, we’ll hear from a leading scientist about the state of climate science in Colorado and if these events we’re experiencing this summer are harbingers of a changing climate. We’ll also hear from water providers about how they’re responding to local water shortages, wildfires, and other climate-related events, and how they’re building resilience in their communities to future climate impacts. Join us for a highly interactive discussion about how Colorado’s water managers are facing climate change head on to protect our communities.

Register here.

past events

Recordings of past lunch 'n learns and webinars are available to members only. Not a member? Learn about becoming one. Our previously covered topics include the following.

July 14, 2020: Ensuring Equity in Colorado Water Utility Management

May 5, 2020: Adapting Colorado’s Municipal Water Efficiency Programs in light of COVID-19

December 12, 2019: Diversity in the Water Workforce Presentation & Panel Discussion

August 8, 2019: Drip Irrigation Trends in Landscape Irrigation Design by Rainbird

June 19, 2019: Know Your Flow Program Overview by Aurora Water Conservation

April 23, 2019: Water Meter Replacement through Performance Contracting

March 20, 2019: Live Like You Love It Toolkit and Info Session by Colorado WaterWise

January 15, 2019: Piloting a Smart Water System - Fort Collins Utilities and Rachio Partnership

December 6, 2018: What Water Managers Should Know about Cooling Towers

October 11, 2018: Regional Water Efficiency and Conservation Planning - Colorado and Beyond

July 12, 2018: Regional Model Landscape and Irrigation Ordinance by South Metro Water Supply Authority & Castle Rock

June 14, 2018: Open Source Resources by Open Water Foundation

July 13, 2017: Keep Austin Wired - How Data Saved Austin Water 41M Gallons by Dropcountr

March 9, 2017: Beyond the Controller by Rachio

October 13, 2016: High Performance Plumbing: Technology that Works for Colorado by TOTO

June 10, 2016: The Next Generation of Data-Driven Demand Management for Rocky Mountain Utilities by WaterSmart

March 10, 2016: Delivering Conservation Improvements through Digital Communication - Oracle CX by Oracle Corp

July 9, 2015:  Castle Rock’s Municipal Landscape Program. Rick Schultz, Water Conservation Specialist, Town of Castle Rock

June 11, 2015: Colorado WaterWise's Smart Phone App.  13070 N. Huron St., Westminster, CO.

March 12, 2015: Federal Water Management and Best Practices by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


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