About WIP


In August of 1994, the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD), in cooperation with several water agencies and entities in southwestern Colorado, pooled their resources and created the Water Information Program (WIP). Although each participating entity has its own set of water-related priorities and issues, the WIP provides a common forum for communicating shared information and goals.


The SWCD is the lead agency providing staff and office space for the WIP. Each participating entity contributes to the Program based on their unique resources. In turn, the SWCD contributes a dollar-for-dollar match. In addition, each contributing partner occupies a seat on the WIP Steering Committee. The Steering Committee meets approximately three time per year to provide program oversight and direction.

For more information on the Water Information Program contact:

Denise Rue-Pastin, Water Information Program Coordinator
Bruce Whitehead, Southwestern Water Conservation District Executive Director
Laura Spann, Southwestern Water Conservation District Office Manager

841 East Second Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-1302