Colorado Water Institute

September 20, 2016--Shaping water access and allocation: A relation analysis of water use for oil and gas development in Colorado (NIWR)

The state of Colorado’s Division of Water Resources considers water use for oil and gas (OG) extraction activities as short-term and an insignificant percentage of Colorado’s overall water consumption. The Statewide Water Supply Plan makes no mention of concern about OG water uses; and OG activities are not represented at the Basin Roundtables, a state initi

June 3, 2016--Colorado water law doesn't discourage efficiency (Post Independent)

The “use it or lose it” feature of Colorado water law is often blamed for discouraging farmers and ranchers from taking efficiency and conservation measures that could benefit the environment or ease the supply/demand imbalance on the Colorado River.

July 7, 2015--Whose job is it to worry if a city's water supply is sustainable? (Sustainable Cities Collective)

The headline asks one of the big questions prompted by a recent Planetizen interview with Denver Planning Director Brad Buchanan. It’s broached in the comments thread in a lively exchange between Jim Safranek and Jake Wegmann. Mr. Safranek says it’s a planner’s obligation to consider the long-term security of a city’s water supply. Mr.

January 7, 2014--Long-awaited South Platte groundwater report released with suggestions to lawmakers (Greeley Tribune)

A long-awaited groundwater report suggests lawmakers give Colorado’s state engineer more say in future water functions, add staff to the Water Resources Division office in Greeley and further monitor areas where high groundwater caused extensive damage in recent years in Weld and Logan counties.

July 17, 2013--Study forecasts 50-year limit on Colorado River supply (Durango Herald)

With a bleak future looming for Colorado River water users, local leaders and government officials urged Congress to continue funding a study of the basin during a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday. “We need to make every drop count,” Sen.

July 16, 2013--Experts to testify at Colorado River supply gap Senate hearing (Northern Colorado Business Report)

Two Colorado water experts will testify Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Water and Power to discuss increasing demand on the Colorado River. Reagan Waskom, director of the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University, and Taylor Hawes, director of the Nature Conservancy's Colorado River Program in Boulder, will testify on the U.S.

June 5, 2013--How does agriculture fit into Colorado River water talks? (Summit Voice)

When it comes to water, cities have always been easy targets for environmental groups looking to make a point about conservation and growth. But in reality, agricultural stakeholders bring far more chips to the table. By some estimates, agriculture uses about 75 percent of the Colorado River’s allocated water, while municipal uses account for about 15 percent.

April 12, 2011--Governors explore ways to share water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado’s efforts to share water resources to avoid drying up farmland are highlighted in a report being considered by the Western States Water Council, a policy arm of 18 Western governors.

May 26, 2009--Ark Valley water studies undergo review (Pueblo Chieftain)

There is no shortage of ongoing studies looking at water issues in the Arkansas Valley, and they are the focus of the May/June issue of Colorado Water, a publication by the Water Center at Colorado State University-Fort Collins.

January 24, 2008--Funding changes for water research winds through state legislature (Coloradoan)

A bill to improve resources for water research at Colorado State University passed the state House today on second reading. The proposed legislation eases state funding restrictions currently placed on the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute and changes the entity's name to the Colorado Water Institute. Fort Collins Democrat Rep.

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