Fall 2013

Missed Opportunities to Conserve Energy and Water

According to a report published in early September by Water in the West, a research center at Stanford University, water and wastewater managers are missing substantial opportunities to save energy and money.

Energy, Water, and Irrigation

The following was taken from an Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies: Low Energy Precision Applications PowerPoint courtesy of Nancy Andrews, La Plata Electric Association, a WIP participating entity.

What is the Equitable Apportionment?

Colorado water flows to eighteen downstream states and the Republic of Mexico.

8th Annual Water 101 Seminar November 1, 2013 in Cortez

After five years, Cortez is once again fortunate to host the 8th Annual Water 101 Seminar to be held November 1, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express (2121 E. Main St.) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

June 26-27th Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop a Success!

Last year the Water Information Program (WIP) cosponsored with the Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan Mountains Association a pilot Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop in the Durango/Silverton area. It was very successful and well received.

Public Input Sought on Colorado Water Plan

The following excerpts were written by Colorado State Senator Gail Schwartz and is reproduced here with her permission:

After Half a Century City of Cortez Point of Diversion Change

Cortez’s water rights date back to 1892, when the Dunham & Johnson Ditch, Giogetta Ditch, Illinois Ditch, and Sheek Ditch were decreed for irrigation on the Dolores River above the town of Dolores.

Public Opinion Poll on Water Issues and Conservation

A recent public opinion poll of Coloradans identified conservation as the top tool to address the state’s most important water concerns.

USGS Report: Health of U.S. Streams Reduced by Streamflow Modifications and Contaminants

A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report describes how the health of the nation's streams is being degraded by streamflow modifications and elevated levels of nutrients and pesticides.

DOE Fracking Study: Chemicals Didn't Taint the Water

The Longmont Times reported in July that a landmark Department of Energy (DOE) study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process are linked with contami

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