Conservation During COVID
News & Resources
Colorado WaterWise is your hub for news affecting our conservation community. Here you'll find upcoming remote events, news articles and other resources that will help water conservation folks adjust to this pandemic. We're in this together.
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Disclaimer: Events and resources listed below are not all sponsored or hosted by CWW and are courtesy of member and non-member sources. Content posted does not necessarily represent the views of CWW. Events listed may have a fee associated with them and may sell out or reach capacity without notice.
Past Events & Technical Resources
Phyn's report on increased residential water usage during the pandemic as reported in June 2020.
Colorado WaterWise webinar "Adapting Colorado's Municipal Water Efficiency Programs in Light of COVID-19" on May 5. Zoom recording available to CWW members only.
The Value of Water Campaign has posted new resources for Communicating During COVID-19 with an emphasis on reminding the public that tap water is safe.
Colorado Springs Utilities first-ever gardening webinar, "Water wise Landscape Design" on April 10, 2020. They had 30 live attendees and since publication have had an additional 30 view the recording.
WaterNow Alliance's Peer-to-Peer Local Leader Conversation recording on YouTube from April 3, 2020
April 29, 2021 - How the pandemic exposed water insecurity for Native American tribes reported by Inside Climate News
October 3, 2020 - Even in a pandemic, drought drives Front Range water use reports Sky-hi News
September 16, 2020 - Fort Collins issues water restrictions to protect supply reports 9News
September 1, 2020 - How coronavirus and drought have combined to affect Colorado's limited water supply by the Colorado Sun
August 13, 2020 - Front Range poop being tested for COVID-19 to identify outbreaks before symptoms appear reported by the Denver Post
June 24, 2020 - As Budget Crisis Envelops Colorado Government, Funding for Water Programs Shrinks by Water Education Colorado
June 23, 2020 - Planning for Drought has made Colorado Whitewater Rafting Companies Ready to Weather Coronavirus reports the Colorado Sun
June 2, 2020 - US Home Water Use Up 21% Daily During COVID19 Crisis reported by TechRepublic
May 28 - A Lack of Water Fueled COVID-19 in Navajo Nation story by Outside Magazine
May 13, 2020 - Colorado Springs Utilities to Monitor Water Use to Identify Violators reports the Gazette
May 11, 2020 - Colorado Water Roller Coaster Leads to Drought, Fire and Weaker-than-average Stream Flows reports the Denver Post
April 22, 2020 - New Gambling Tax Revenue Forecasts in Free Fall; Cash for Water Plan in Limbo reports WECo
April 15, 2020 - Water Finance & Management analysis Drinking Water Revenue Decline Could Mean $32.7 Billion In Losses
April 13, 2020 - Reopening the Economy, Business Resilience and Change reports advice on reopening for business in this fifth article of Forbes' Coronavirus Workplace Series
April 10, 2020 - Colorado Springs Utilities will be offering live gardening classes online.
April 9, 2020 - Karma reports that data centers, which are major water consumers, are working overtime during this Pandemic.
April 9, 2020 - AWWA has cancelled its annual AWWA Conference and Exposition ACE20 which was scheduled to take place June 14-17 in Orlando.
April 3, 2020 - Colorado Water Officials to Hoarders During COVID-19 Crisis: Quit Buying Bottled Water, Tap Water is Fine from the Steamboat Pilot & Today
March 27 - The State of Colorado has issued guidance and resources for utilities.
March 27, 2020 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests all utility workers to be considered essential workers. Launched pages with utility resources for COVID-19 Pandemic and FAQ's. Additional information on EPA and COVID-19 here.
March 26, 2020 - The State of Colorado issued a Stay-at-Home order (20-24) through April 26, 2020.
March 22, 2020 - Colorado Water Utilities Race to Protect Workers from COVID-19 as They Declare Tap Water Safe from Water Education Colorado Fresh Water News
March 16, 2020 - The State of Colorado issued a Closing Certain Businesses order (20-22) through April 30, 2020.