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Another Successful Water 101 Seminar

The 8th Annual Water 101 Seminar was conducted in Cortez this year and was another success.


Water in the West Art Show

In an effort to raise awareness about vital water issues, the WIP, in conjunction with the Durango Arts Center (DAC), conducted their second annual Water in the West Art Show. This year’s theme was Sentinels of Change: Drought in the West.

Protecting Colorado’s Water Future--by Bruce Whitehead, Southwestern Water Conservation District

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

How Drought Spurred Evolution of Human Intelligence

According to new research, humans evolved their very large brains in response to the dramatic shifts in the climate of East Africa, the cradle of humanity where man's ancestors are thought to have originated about two million years ago. Scientists have matched exceptional


Jewell Cites Need to Conserve Water

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell cited the Colorado River and Lake Mead as examples of the water conservation problems that she called one of the top issues facing her department.

West Slope Wants to Limit Front Range Lawns

When the Legislature’s 2014 session opens on January 8th some Colorado lawmakers want to make new Front Range suburban lawns smaller as a way to prevent cities from siphoning agricultural and west slope water. State Sen.


Solutions for Animas River Toxins?

According to a Durango Herald article, plans using a synthetic foam, a passive wetland, and even sugarcane are the latest that members of the Animas River Stakeholders Group are considering in the battle against toxic waste coming from abandoned hardrock mines

New Global Water Intelligence Report

Water and power generation are inseparable. Fossil fuel-fired power stations require a reliable, consistent stream of treated water to operate effectively.


Silverton Small-Scale Hydropower Project Approved

According to a Telluride Daily Planet article, one of the first new small hydroelectric power projects in the country is quickly taking shape in Silverton, thanks

Lake Powell: 4th Driest Year on Record

According to a November Summit Voice article, the past water year--October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, was the fourth-driest on record for the Colorado River Basin as measured at Lake Powell.

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