I’ve been remiss in posting links to the events below from the Colorado Foundation for
Water Education. Here goes:
February 12: Water Fluency Spring 2016
A professional development course to help you understand water and lead with confidence
Course curriculum focuses on:
Colorado’s water resources: the role of water in society, the economic value of water, ties to public policy, emerging issues Legal and institutional frameworks: water law and administration, project planning and approval, interbasin projects and agreements Water resource management: watershed health, environmental protection, water quality, natural disasters Colorado water for the future: assessing supply and meeting demand, ecosystem values, conservation and land use, alignment of resources and policies
This unique educational experience will increase your water fluency so you can better analyze water’s influence on the issues you deal with everyday and evaluate creative solutions. Become immersed in the language and concepts of water as well as tools for navigating the culture, complexity and future of water management and policy issues. You will leave equipped with relevant knowledge and a new network of peers to create lasting, positive change in your community. If you’re an elected official, a professional interested in water or a community or business leader, this program is for you!
Registration is now open for Water Fluency Spring 2016: Northern Front Range
Register here by February 12. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Members of the Special District Association may be eligible for a 75 percent scholarship, while some 50 percent scholarships are also available thanks to local program sponsors. Water Fluency scholarships are competitive. You can apply for a scholarship after you have completed your registration. Scholarship applicants will be notified by 2/12.
Participants learn through site visits; four half-day in-person classroom discussions; and online material, presented in partnership with Colorado State University’s online water course, with an estimated total time commitment of 30 hours over 10 weeks.
Attendance is required at in-person sessions and will be held during the afternoon on the following dates and locations:
March 2, Greeley
March 23, Fort Collins
April 19, Berthoud
May 10, Longmont
February 26: Water for Commodity Production Tour
On February 26, 2016 spend the day with CFWE on our Water for Commodity Production Tour. We’ll explore the relationship between water demands, public policy and economic development, and see innovative approaches in the Pueblo area. Hear about land use policy and planning for economic development, economic return and distribution scale of local agricultural products, industrial hemp and commercial marijuana operations, leasing water for industrial water uses, gain some historical and current context of water for steel production and much more.
March 11: Climate & Colorado’s Water Future
Join us on Friday March 11, 2016 for CFWE’s annual Climate and Colorado’s Water Future Workshop! This year we’ll meet in Boulder to tour INSTAAR’s Stable Isotope Lab and hear from many local experts to learn about Colorado’s crazy climate. Hear and see how researchers use ice cores to understand the composition and temperature of Earth’s atmosphere; explore drought, climate change, the water cycle and ecosystem; find out how changes in climate can alter hydrology and how water managers are preparing and planning for an uncertain future. We’ll come away with new tools to better teach and communicate about climate. View the draft agenda and register here—this annual offering always fills. Reserve your space today!
* 0.5 credit hour is available through the Colorado School of Mines Office of Continuing Education to teachers requiring graduate-level relicensure hours. Teachers seeking credit must bring a $35 tuition check (in addition to paying the course registration fee) made payable to “CSM Continuing Education” the day of the workshop. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if seeking continuing education credit or with any questions.