Conservation

Colorado WaterWise Value of Water Toolkit is Now Available!

Colorado WaterWise Value of Water Toolkit is now available! It has evolved into the new Colorado Water – Live Like You Love It program.

***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.


July 2, 2015--Water conservationists target millennials (Durango Herald)

Water conservation advocates in Colorado are targeting millennials with a campaign that aims at educating them on the value of water. A new website, LoveColoradoWater.org, has been launched by Colorado WaterWise, a statewide group that advocates for water conservation.


Water Conservation Nullified by Growth

According to an early April Water Online article, while California residents are trying to conserve water, it may do little good in the face of population growth. California water agencies are on track to satisfy a state mandate to reduce water consumption 20 percent by 2020, but according to their own projections, that savings won’t be enough to keep up with population growth just a decade later.


June 24, 2015--ProPublica investigates Colorado River water woes (Public News Service)

The investigative journalism group ProPublica has been taking an in-depth look at the water crisis in the West, in a series that is focused on the Colorado River. As part of the series Killing the Colorado, reporter Abrahm Lustgarten spent months interviewing people on all sides of the water-use debate, from farmers in Arizona to city leaders in Las Vegas. What he said he's l


June 24, 2015--Water Lines: Colorado water leaders set ambitious conservation goals (grand Junction Press)

Discussions and disputes over how to meet the water needs of Colorado’s growing population typically revolve around the proper balance between taking additional water from agriculture, taking additional water from the West Slope to the Front Range, and conservation. Conservation would seem to be the low-hanging fruit, but the nuts and bolts of how to conserve enough to avoid more tra


June 16, 2015--Where population poses the greatest challenges (Huffington Post)

In many countries, water tables are falling and lakes are shrinking. The UN warns that the world could be facing a "40 percent global water deficit" by 2030. Again, high fertility countries will be among the worst affected. The population of Yemen, one of the most water-stressed nations in the world, is projected to increase by 49 percent by 2050.


June 10, 2015--Developing Colorado with water conservation in mind (KRCC)

Colorado has experienced massive population growth in the last few years, and that trend is projected to continue. State Demographer Elizabeth Garner says the population of Colorado is forecast to grow by more than 2 million by 2040 to approximately 7.8 million people.


June 2, 2015--Drought exacts heavy toll in West, senators told (Coloradoan)

Witnesses presented a bleak picture of the impact of ongoing drought in the West during a Senate hearing Tuesday, but there were a few rays of hope. First the bad news:

•Seventy-five percent of land in the 11 westernmost states are facing abnormally dry to exceptional drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.


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