October 25th, 2016

October 24th

Missed Water 101? Catch up on the presentations here!

Water 101 was a hit this year, with at least 75 people in attendance for a full day at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Retired Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs was the keynote speaker, accompanied by many federal, state, and local entity speakers who described their role in water management. The pilot Water 202 was also well-received!

October 18th

October 18, 2016--UN: Farming needs to harvest chance to cut emissions (BBC)

The global farming sector has a big role to play in the effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to future climate change, the UN says. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization said agriculture accounted for about a fifth of emissions, which it said needed to be reduced. The 

October 17th

October 17, 2016--New EPA web portal helps communities prepare for climate change (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new online portal that will provide local leaders in the nation’s 40,000 communities with information and tools to increase resilience to climate change.

October 16, 2016--Hawaii water utility finds $56 million in energy savings (Water Online)

As cash-strapped utilities look for ways to save money, some savvy water executives are hoping to streamline the inefficiencies in their energy bills as a way to rein in costs. That’s the strategy underway at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, which supplies water to about 1 million people.

October 15, 2016--Is using less water the secret to cutting our greenhouse gas emissions? (Guardian)

When most of us think of slowing global warming, we think of reducing car exhaust and power plant emissions – limiting activities that involve combusting fossil fuels.

October 14, 2016--New study suggests water conservation remains the cheapest alternative (Ink Stain)

A new study published last week by Heather Cooley and colleagues at the Pacific Institute concludes that water conservation remains the cheapest water supply alternative as compared to the big new sources widely discussed, things like storm water capture, desalination, and recycling/reuse.

October 13, 2016--Planning for drought; pilot program pays users for water conservation (St. George News)

Water managers are testing the effectiveness of temporary, voluntary measures that could be used to keep the water level in Lake Powell above what is needed to maintain power production at the Glen Canyon Dam. The Utah Division of Water Resources and the Upper Colorado River Commission are overseeing the “Pilot System Water Conservation Program,” which has been extend

October 12, 2016--Protecting our Colorado River (Morning Consult)

Water makes the West as we know it. Congressman Wayne Aspinall put it best: In the West, when you touch water, you touch everything.

October 11th

10th Annual Water 101 Workshop & Pilot Water 202 Session Presentations Now Available

2016 Water 101/202 Workshop Presentations

Water10th Annual Water 101 (September 22, 2016)

Colorado Water History & Law: Gregory Hobbs, Colorado Supreme  Court Justice, Retired