DECEMBER 6th, 2016: Webinar - Isn't that Spatial? Teaching about the Environment, Examining Field Data, and Telling Your Environmental Story with Web Mapping Technology at 1:00 pm MST hosted by North American Association for Environmental Education and the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. Register Here.
DECEMBER 13th & 14th, 2016: Colorado Ag-energy Workshops. Colorado farmers and ranchers are invited to join expert presenters from Colorado State University, the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Energy Office in a series of ag-energy workshops, where attendees will be treated to a meal and an overview of energy opportunities in ag. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) are both helping co-host the workshops, during which attendees will hear updates on agricultural energy use; how producers can save energy; the benefits, barriers and opportunities for using renewable-generation systems; and funding options to address barriers that prevent farmers from investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. In addition to an overview of energy opportunities in agriculture, the workshops will feature Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken, who will give an update on climate and weather considerations when making decisions regarding energy and agriculture. The discussions will be moderated by former Colorado agriculture commissioners John Stulp and Don Ament. Registration is free for the workshops, with breakfast and refreshments included. Those interested in attending are asked to please RSVP by contacting Darrell Hanavan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling him at (303) 981-4430. Those interested can also RSVP at one of the following links:
- Dec. 13, Montrose County Fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m.
- Dec. 14, Monte Vista Information Center at 7:30 a.m.
DECEMBER 15th, 2016: Webinar - Turning Water Loss into Revenue: The Emerging Field of Water Audit Validation, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT. Programs to recover non-revenue water are becoming a priority for utilities to improve resiliency against a backdrop of rising price tags for infrastructure improvements and uncertain water availability. Kate Gasner of Water Systems Optimization and Will Jernigan of Cavanaugh & Associates will discuss the emerging field of water audit validation. The AWWA M36 Methodology for Water Auditing & Water Loss Control has solidified its place as best-practice in the water industry. As more utilities begin conducting AWWA water audits, and as more regions in North America begin collecting these audits at the regulatory level, the realm of water audit validation has organically become the next wave of best-practices to unfold. Now in 3 states – Georgia, California and Hawaii, annual Level 1 validated water audits are being conducted and reported. This showcase will feature the validation process that is in place in these early adopter states, and utility case studies that underscore the importance of validation as an integral part of the water auditing business practice. Cost: Free. Click here to register.
DECEMBER 15th, 2016: Webinar-Tools to Support Youth Natural Resource Career Discovery and Development from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST. Join the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education to learn about activities you can use to inspire and assist youth (ages 16-25) in developing their own pathway to a career in natural resources and the environment. Register Now.