Colorado Foundation for Water Education

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The Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) was created in 2002 to promote better understanding of water resources through education and information. As the state’s only non-advocacy and non-profit water education organization, CFWE offers a variety of balanced, informational products and events.

CFWE’s Citizen’s Guide series provides comprehensive, easy-to-read desktop references on key water topics such as Colorado’s water law, water quality protection and water heritage. The foundation’s next guide, the Citizen’s Guide to Water Conservation is due out in July.

Headwaters, CFWE’s quarterly magazine, features interviews, legal updates, and in-depth articles on fundamental water resource topics. Available by subscription or with CFWE membership, Headwaters keeps readers up-to-date about water resource concerns throughout the state.

In addition to educational publications, CFWE is also offering an Upper Colorado River Basin Tour, June 23 -25, 2004. From the headwaters to the Utah line, this tour is designed to increase participants’ technical knowledge and appreciation of this vitally important watershed. The tour provides a firsthand look at the basin’s water development projects, diverse ecosystems, and areas of critical water resource debate. Topics addressed will include urban water supply as well as recreational and agricultural water use. Registration is $495 for a single occupancy room and $395 for a double occupancy room. Membership discounts and scholarships are available. Registration includes lodging and transportation while on the tour, all activities, meals, and background materials.

CFWE activities rely on the support of its members, as well as grants and sales of its products. CFWE members receive regular updates and notices on new foundation products and events, discounts on publications and event registrations, and free subscriptions to Headwaters magazine.

All CFWE products, tour registration and membership details are available online at www.cfwe.org or call             (303) 377-4433      .