- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Utility Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- La Plata West Water Authority
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- Town of Silverton
- Town of Telluride
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas-La Plata Project (Lake Nighthorse)
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Mancos Project (Jackson Gulch Reservoir)
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
- Water Information
- Contact WIP
Each year, Women’s History Month is celebrated throughout this country in March. The first public celebration of women's history in the U.S. was 1978 as Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month.
People & Organizations
Local water icon, Doris Alene McDaniel Brennan, was born March 27, 1920 in a log cabin in Sunnyside (about 12 miles south of Durango). She and her family, including an older brother and a younger sister and brother, moved to Durango in 1921.
When asked how she got in the water business, Linda Bassi, Section Chief of the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Stream and Lake Protection Program, stated, “Not by design.” Not withstanding, in a July 2008 interview, Bassi’s passion for the protec
The non-profit organization, Women of Water (WOW), began in 2004 during the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference.
This year’s National Women’s History Month will honor Rachel Carson, the pioneer of the modern environmental movement, with more than 100 nationwide screenings of the newly released film, A Sense of Wonder.
Water Quality / Conservation
Colorado does not have the same level of planning for water conservation as other states in the West. Utah, for example, has mandated conservation goals for municipalities, while Phoenix has directives to reduce the number of gallons consumed per capita.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was born in 1970--a time when rivers caught fire and cities were hidden under dense clouds of smoke. As taken from their website, the U.S.
Marine biologist, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, calling attention to the threat of toxic chemicals to people and the environment. Yet in a letter to The New Yorker protesting the publication of her book, the following was written:
In regard to growth, Alice Walker, essayist, poet, novelist, and activist stated it succinctly, “Population decisions must, ultimately, be placed in the hands of women.” In Colorado alone, the population is expected to double with the addition of 5 million people in the next 50 years.
Please check-off a donation to the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund on your Colorado 2008 income tax return. The Healthy Rivers Fund is totally funded by the tax check off option and is used for restoration projects around the state.