MAY 17th, 2017: Nutrient Credit Trading Webcast. Nutrient Trading is a concept that has been around for a number of years, but infrequently applied. Some states have established nutrient trading or offset programs, with most current trades involving wastewater treatment plants and limited involvement from the stormwater sector. Such programs offer both risks and opportunities for meeting water quality management plan goals and total maximum daily load (TMDL) nutrient reduction targets. This webcast will be with a team of water quality trading professionals who are active nationally developing nutrient trading guidance, tools, and programs, as well as facilitating and tracking water quality trades. In the webcast, they will look at the necessary elements of a nutrient trading program, tools and resources for structuring a nutrient trading program, high profile nutrient trading projects, and how MS4s permits are beginning to incorporate nutrient trades. Click HERE to register.
MAY 24th, 2017: Free Webinar - Planning, Designing, and Funding Small Scale Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Projects in parks and other public spaces. A panel of national experts with experience and knowledge of smaller scale GI projects will discuss how to design, install and maintain green stormwater management installations in parks and public spaces. This webinar is part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the American Planning Association (APA). Registrants for this webinar are also invited to view previous and upcoming webinars in this series. This webinar is free, but registration is required. Register HERE.
JUNE 1st, 2017: 2017 Climate and Colorado's Water Future Workshop with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at 4001 Discovery Drive, MacAllister Building Suite S101, Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex, Boulder, CO 80303. Curious about how Colorado's climate impacts the management our water? In Colorado we always hear about snow pack, river levels, and weather changing on a daily basis - but how does it all connect and what does the future of our water resources look like with a variable climate? This workshop will explore the potential impacts of climate change on Colorado's water future and explore how we can meet our demands for water - agricultural, household and business use, plus environmental and recreational benefits - and still deliver two thirds of our water downstream to satisfy interstate agreements. Register now to reserve your spot in this workshop before it sells out.
JUNE 19th-23rd, 2017: Western State Colorado University is pleased to host the Summer Teacher Institute, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Learn how to incorporate rivers into your curriculum, creating relevant context and connections for your students. This five-day, field-based course includes water management, river ecology, fisheries, and geography of the Colorado River Basin. Rivers are the basis of our Colorado livelihoods and are critical to the future of their students and communities. Our natural affinity to water makes rivers and watersheds a useful and familiar context for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Field experiences include a Morrow Point Reservoir boat tour, Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery tour, Gunnison River ecology field day, and a visit to Coldharbour Institute. The second part of the week incorporates participation in the Colorado Water Workshop Conference engaging with water resource professionals from across Colorado. Participants must register for the Colorado Water Workshop to earn 3 ENVS credits.(All meals are included beginning Wednesday at noon; 3 credit course fee of $375; additional $40 course fee plus additional fee of $150 (50% discount) for Colorado Water Workshop. Total cost is $565.) Register Here.
JUNE 21st - 23rd, 2017: Save the Date - Western State Colorado University 42nd Annual Colorado Water Workshop - Water in the West: Rural and Urban Issue. Details to Come HERE!
The Center for Watershed Protection's 2017 Webcast Series is open. Register and join them via Adobe Connect for the following sessions:
June 21st, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 3: Making Urban Trees Count - Register for this webcast!
September 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 4: Stream Restoration: Where are we now? - Register for this webcast!
October 18th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 5: Bringing Better Site Design into The 21st Century - Register for this webcast!
November 15th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, Webcast 6: Modeling for Water Quality - Register for this webcast!
MAY - JULY 2017, Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) Water Fluency Training. Register for CFWE's professional development course to boost your water knowledge. Participants learn through site visits; in-person classroom discussions; and online materials, presented with Colorado State University's online water course. Learn more about the course, review the agenda, and register here.
AUGUST 2nd - 4th, 2017: The Park Planning and Maintenance Academy (PPMA) is a new school for park and recreation professionals, reinvented, with greater sessions focused on trends and cutting edge park maintenance practices in addition to the fundamentals of park planning. Training will be at the Radisson Hotel, Denver Southeast, 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014. PPMA IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE. REGISTER TODAY, swprti.org/PPMA.
SEPTEMBER 26th-27th, 2017: Setting Watershed-Scale Priorities in Riparian Restoration workshop in Grand Junction, Colorado. This workshop is being organized by Center for Colorado River Studies at Utah State University and hosted by the Hutchins Water Center. Decades of restoration efforts in the Colorado River basin have had varying success. We will review restoration strategies and techniques being pursued in the Colorado River basin, and obtain participant feedback on restoration goals, strategies, and techniques. We will introduce decision-support tools useful to implement analytical prioritization strategies in order to refine prioritization tools that help workshop participants increase their effectiveness. Click here to register.