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COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP: Source Water Protection Workshop

The Source Water Protection Workshop will explore opportunities for Watershed Coalitions and partners to prevent contamination of sources of drinking water supply within their watersheds together and within their respective missions. Come join your peers and partners to learn about common activities that may contaminate drinking water sources, source water protection planning to address them, and develop an action plan to fit your own watershed.

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about potential contaminant sources,
  • Hear from topic experts on water quality impacts from septic systems, mining operations, and wildfire, and how you can work with local and state agencies to mitigate impacts,
  • Identify partner agencies and protective management strategies that can be implemented, and
  • Begin to develop a source water protection action plan to fit your own watershed.

Resources on Wildfire Impacts

Water Research Foundation

Expert Symposiums:  Wildfire Symposium 2013

Effects of: Wildfire on Drinking Water Utilities and Best Practices for Wildfire Risk Reduction and Mitigation

Wildfire Impacts on Water Supplies and Potential for Mitigation: Workshop Report – 4529 (2013)

University of Arizona

Managing for Future Risks of Fire, Post-fire Flooding and Extreme Precipitation: workshop report

Oropeza, J.; & Heath, J., 2013. Five Year Summary Report (2008–2012) Upper Cache la Poudre River Collaborative Water Quality Monitoring Program. City of Fort Collins Utilities, City of Greeley, Tri-Districts.

Arkansas Basin Roundtable Implementation Plan



The SWAP workshop is FREE, but registration is required!

Longmont Utility Services Building, 1251 S. Bowen Street, Longmont, CO