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  • 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

    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)






    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 (

    RSVP for this free event to get a complimentary beverage.

    Thanks to Palisade Brewing and Chevron for sponsoring this event!

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    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

    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!

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