JANUARY 25th, 2017: Webinar - The Alliance for Water Efficiency will host a webinar entitled, "Water Efficiency in the 115th Congress" at 10 am Mountain Time. Water Efficiency is a policy area that has always crossed political lines. AWE's Mary Ann Dickinson and Gene Goldenberg will discuss why water efficiency has been an appealing issue for over two decades to both Republican and Democratic administrations. Because saving water saves dollars, it has been of consistent political interest regardless of ideology; water utilities can avoid expensive new infrastructure and consumers can save on their water bills. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register. This webinar will include:
A Snapshot of the 114th Congress and water legislation that was proposed and enacted.
An overview of the landscape of the new 115th Congress.
A look at issues of interest including WaterSense authorization; the water-energy nexus; water efficiency funding; tax exempt rebates for water conservation.
How to get Involved.
FEBRUARY 2nd and 4th, 2017: The Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado State University Extension partners are hosting a demonstration of a mobile biomass pyrolysis unit February 2nd at DDI Forestry Equipment in Whitewater (just outside of Grand Junction) and February 4th at the Garfield County Agricultural Expo in Rifle. Developed in partnership among Amaron Energy, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Utah State University, the unit is one of the first of its kind mobile unit capable of producing bio-oil and biochar from agricultural and forestry feedstocks. There is no cost for attending the Demonstrations, however those attending the Garfield county Demonstration will have to pay the Agricultural Expo Fee. REGISTRATION AND RSVP REQIREMTS THAT VARY BY SITE. For more information contact Tim Reader, Utilization & Marketing Forester, Colorado State Forest Service, Tim.Reader@ColoState.Edu.
FEBRUARY 21st, 2017: Water Quality in the Lower Arkansas Basin: Impacting your Bottom Line Workshop from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Otero Junior College Student Center, La Junta, CO 81050. This workshop will highlight best management practices to improve water quality in the lower Arkansas River. Changes in water rights, non-point source and point source pollution have had cumulative effects on water quality and further impact the uses of Arkansas River water. This is a FREE event but RSVP is required. A complimentary lunch will be served during the workshop. Please RSVP by February 17th, 2017.
FEBRUARY 23rd, 2017: Webinar - An Accounting Approach to Ecosystem Services for Public and Private Sector Decision Making in the U.S., 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST. The Nicholas School is hosting a webinar on natural capital accounting - a tool being used in dozens of countries globally and by the private sector that tracks changes in ecosystem services and directly ties these changes to costs and benefits across different economic sectors. In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Ken Bagstad and Carl Shapiro of the U.S. Geological Survey will describe ongoing work to develop the infrastructure for a national natural capital accounting system in the United States.The webinar is free, but advanced registration is required. Details HERE.
FEBRUARY 27th, 2017: Let’s WRAP – Fountain Creek! Workshop with the Colorado Data Sharing Network and Colorado State University eRAMS Team from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, location to be announced. Learn about water quality data sharing systems that can help you navigate upcoming Reg 85 Requirements and manage your water resource data more effectively to get better results in your watershed management decisions. The Colorado Data Sharing Network has been providing service to water organizations for over 15 years. Colorado State University has been working with CDPHE to develop the Watershed Rapid Assessment Program and other tools to bring together disparate watershed data sources and provide the ability to do analytics on that data on one cloud based platform. RESERVE YOUR SEAT!
February 28th, 2017: Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) will be hosting a Financing Sustainable Water Workshop in Glenwood Springs, CO. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experts about resources and strategies that can help navigate the challenges of rate setting and resource management. CLICK HERE to learn more about AWE's Financing Sustainable Water initiative. Register for the Glenwood Springs workshop HERE.
March 2nd, 2017: Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) will be hosting a Financing Sustainable Water Workshop in Lakewood, CO. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experts about resources and strategies that can help navigate the challenges of rate setting and resource management. CLICK HERE to learn more about AWE's Financing Sustainable Water initiative.
Register for the Lakewood workshop HERE.
MARCH 2nd, 2017: Annual Colorado Nutrient Management Workshop hosted by the CSU CLEAN Center and Colorado Monitoring Framework. The 2017 stakeholder workshop will be held at the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Board Room in Denver, Colorado. You can register for the workshop HERE.