The Water Information Program is a public information program sponsored by the water districts, organizations and agencies in the San Juan and Dolores watersheds of Southwestern Colorado. The purpose of the WIP is to provide information to the public and community on water topics and water related issues.

***Registration is Now Open for the 8th Annual Water 101 Seminar, September 22, 2014 (Telluride, CO)***

The 8th annual Water 101 Seminar will be held September 22, 2014 at the Telluride Town Council Chambers Rebekah Hall (113 East Columbia Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435). We are again fortunate to have Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs as our keynote speaker. The Seminar qualifies for continuing education credits for lawyers and realtors.


***DARCA Water Plan Workshop--July 19, 2014 (Durango, CO; Florida Grange)***

The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) is involving ditch and reservoir companies in Colorado’s Water Plan by hosting four free workshops across Colorado during July.
 
Colorado’s Water Plan is a state driven effort to help find solutions to the ever increasing demand for water.

Summer 2014 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The Summer 2014 Water Information Program (WIP) newsletter is now available!


Are You in Favor of a National Water Policy?

We are trying to obtain input on whether or not there is support for a National Water Policy. Please provide comments and input, including why or why not. Thank you in advance for your time!


***Help Save the Colorado River: Pledge Now to the Change the Course Campaign!***

The freshwater team at National Geographic believes the principle of motivated individual action can help to restore the flow of the Colorado River.  Together with the Bonneville Environment Foundation and Participant Media, National Geographic has created the “Change the Course” campaign.


2014 Legislative Updates

The following provides legislative updates for the 2014 session. The Board of the Southwestern Water Conservation District provides this as a service to those interested in water related legislation. We hope that you find the updates beneficial.
 
Bruce Whitehead
Executive Director
Southwestern Water Conservation District


Winter 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The winter 2013 Water Information Program newsletter is now available!


***Public Input Sought for Colorado Water Plan!***

As an essential resource, water supports the open space provided by the state’s productive ranches and farms, brings us recreational activities such as boating and fishing, is the source of high quality drinking water for our growing towns and cities, and provides life to the beautiful environment that surrounds us. 


Fall 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The Fall 2013 Water Information Program newsletter is now available.


Area Reservoir Statistics

The following provides information from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on area reservoir statistics:

June 2014
May 2014


Summer 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The summer 2013 Water Information Program (WIP) newsletter is now available!


The USGS Wants You as a 'Citizen Scientist'!

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting what it calls “citizen scientists” to share their observations of natural phenomena that will then be put into usable form. For more information and/or to sign up, visit their website.


Water Jobs

The following provides a listing of water related jobs: 

Water Quality Program Coordinator, Boulder, CO (closes 3/14/14)
Development Director, Colorado Water Trust (closes 12/2/13)


Spring 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The Spring 2013 Water Information Program newsletter is now available.