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  • Water Lines: Don't water more than 3 days a week to preserve Colorado resources, GJ Free Press, 6/3/15

  • Water Lines: Western Coloradans discuss options to head off regional water shortages, GJ Free Press, 5/26/15
  • Increased population doesn't mean increased water use, Sky Hi Daily News, 5/26/15
  • Water Lines: Increased population doesn't have to mean increased water use, GJ Free Press, 5/17/15
  • Colorado River District to host water meeting at the Avalon Theatre, GJ Free Press, 5/14/15
  • Water Lines: Gunnison flows lower than average this year, GJ Free Press, 5/11/15
  • Fight for Water Heats Up as Statewide Plan Comes Together, KREX TV, 5/6/15
  • Water Lines: Colorado Mesa University hosts evening with 19th Century Explorer, GJ Free Press, 4/28/15
  • Why the CA drought matters to Western CO, Delta County Independent, 4/23/15
  • Colorado Basin snowack still subpar, Sky Hi Daily News, 4/23/15
  • Water Lines: Snowpack still low in CO; Lake Powell inflows below average, GJ Free Press, 4/22/15
  • Guest opinion: Why the CA drought matters to Western CO, Sky Hi Daily News, 4/16/15
  • Water Lines: Why the CA drought matters to Western CO, GJ Free Press, 4/14/15
  • Water Lines: Weaning Front Range water users to benefit CO's Western Slope, GJ Free Press, 4/7/15
  • Water Lines: Snowpack low on Grand Mesa, Across the West, GJ Free Press, 3/31/15
  • Colorado Water Plan, KREX TV, 3/17/15
  • Public Meeting on Colorado Water Plan, KREX TV, 3/17/15
  • Public Opinion Sought on Statewide Water Plan, GJ Daily Sentinel, 3/12/15
  • Water Lines: Public Meeting on Colorado's Water Plan set for March 17, GJ Free Press, 3/10/15
  • Water Lines: Group discusses Colorado's future regarding water and agriculture, GJ Free Press, 3/3/15
  • Water Lines: Agriculture and Urban-Water Partnerships, GJ Free Press, 2/23/15
  • Water Lines: Potential consequences of an early spring, GJ Free Press, 2/16/15
  • Water Lines: Grand Valley Drainage District Seeks Public Input, GJ Free Press, 2/9/15
  • Water Lines: February offers water-focused education in Western Colorado, GJ Free Press, 2/3/15
  • Cloud seeding works, but won't solve water woes, Vail Daily News, 2/1/15
  • Water efficiency delivers for fields and fish, Delta County Independent, 1/29/15
  • Water Lines: Water Course focuses on agriculture, GJ Free Press, 1/28/15
  • Riverfront Commission radio hour, KAFM Radio, 1/28/15.
  • $8 million grant will improve irrigation in Gunnison Basin, Delta County Independent, 1/22/15
  • Water Lines: $8 million grant to fund CO irrigation improvements, GJ Free Press, 1/20/15
  • Upper Colorado snowpack is near normal, Sky Hi Daily News, 1/13/15
  • Water Lines: Snowpack varies across CO & region, GJ Free Press, 1/12/15
  • Key dilemmas remain in state water plan, Delta County Independent, 1/8/15
  • Water Lines: On Ohio Creek, water efficiency delivers for fields and fish, GJ Free Press, 1/6/14
  • Water Lines: CO Water Plan delivered, key dilemmas remain, GJ Free Press, 12/26/14
  • Cloud seeding can work, but it won't fill Lake Powell, Delta County Independent, 12/31/14
  • Water Lines: Cloud Seeding can work, but it won't fill Lake Powell, GJ Free Press, 12/17/14
  • Western Slope contributes water conservation efforts, Channel 11 Grand Junction, 12/10/14
  • Water Lines: Killing trees with careless conservation, GJ Free Press, 12/3/14
  • Water Lines: Giving thanks for water, GJ Free Press, 11/28/14
  • Water Lines: Western Colorado's roller dam approaches 100, GJ Free Press, 11/18/14
  • Colorado River Water Use Discussion, KREX TV, 11/17/14
  • Water Lines: Resilience in the face of CO's water stress, GJ Free Press, 11/12/14
  • Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum, KREX TV, 11/7/14
  • Water Lines: Water Forum at CMU 11/5-6, GJ Free Press, 10/29/14
  • Water Lines: Water Forum at Colorado Mesa University Nov 5-6, Workshops Nov 4, GJ Free Press, 10/29/14
  • How will plan address west-east transfers? Delta County Independent, 10/26/14
  • Water Lines: Water Year Review & Outlook, GJ Free Press, 10/20/14
  • Water Connects us All, Delta County Independent, 10/16/14
  • Water Lines: How will Colorado's Water Plan address West-East water transfers?, GJ Free Press,10/14/14
  • Water Lines: Former Las Vegas Water Czar to Speak at CMU, GJ Free Press,10/8/14
  • Water Lines: Transmountain Diversions Connect Us All, GJ Free Press,10/1/14
  • Guest Commentary: Transmountain Diversions Connect Us All, The Watch, 9/30/14
  • Parts of draft water plan available for public comment, Delta County Independent, 9/25/14
  • Water Lines: New film on Grand Valley rivers available for viewing, GJ Free Press,9/23/14
  • Draft Water Plan Sections Available for Comment, The Watch, 9/21/14
  • Water Lines: Comments needed on draft water plan for CO, GJ Free Press, 9/17/14
  • Dire water predictions spur compromise, Delta County Independent, 9/11/14
  • Water Lines: The Grand Canyon and hydropower, a complicated relationship, GJ Free Press, 9/10/14
  • Water Lines: Learn H2O facts from experts this fall in western Colorado, GJ Free Press, 9/3/14
  • Water Lines: Water czar calls for basin-wide citizenship, GJ Free Press, 8/27/14
  • Water Lines: New film on Grand Valley's rivers, GJ Free Press, 8/18/14
  • Dire Water Predicament Spurs Cooperation, Compromise, The Watch, 8/18/14
  • Holm: Dire water predicament spurs cooperation, compromise, Summit Daily News, 8/14/14
  • Gunnison water plan submitted to state, Delta County Independent, 8/14/14
  • Water Lines: Dire water predicament spurs cooperation, compromise, GJ Free Press, 8/12/14
  • Water Lines: Gunnison Basin contributes to CO Water Plan Debate, GJ Free Press, 8/6/14
  • Pokrandt: Colorado needs a better water plan, Summit Daily News, 7/30/14
  • Water Lines: Water for the taking... at any price, GJ Free Press, 7/21/14
  • Water Lines: Colorado needs a better water plan, GJ Free Press, 7/16/14
  • Water Lines: Water, Democracy and Private Property Rights, GJ Free Press, 7/2/14
  • Water Lines: What can local governments do to protect and conserve water? GJ Free Press, 6/26/14
  • Ridgway dam now producing clean power, Delta County Independent, 6/26/14
  • Ridgway Dam now producing clean power, The Watch, 6/24/14
  • Water Lines: Hydropower kicks in at nearby Ridgway Dam, GJ Free Press, 6/23/14
  • Water Lines: High water brings big benefits, GJ Free Press, 6/11/14
  • Water Lines: A brief history of Colorado Water, GJ Free Press, 5/23/14
  • Water Lines: Active year for water legislation in CO, GJ Free Press, 5/14/14
  • Water Lines: Learn about Colorado and Gunnison rivers May 15 at GJ City Hall, GJ Free Press, 5/6/14
  • Water Lines: The River is Rising!, GJ Free Press, 4/29/14
  • Water Returns to the Colorado River Delta, The Watch, 4/28/14
  • Water Plan Process Gets Scrutiny in Gunnison County, The Watch, 4/17/14
  • Water Lines: Water Returns to the Colorado River Delta, GJ Free Press, 4/16/14
  • Gunnison Basin Plan focuses on Value of Agricultural Water, The Watch, 4/16/14
  • Water Lines: Water Plan Process gets Scrutiny in Gunnison County , GJ Free Press, 4/10/14
  • Users stand firm on water question, GJ Daily Sentinel, 4/3/14
  • Water Lines: Gunnison Basin plan focuses on value of agricultural water in Colorado, GJ Free Press, 4/1/14
  • Mesa County residents can give opinion on water plan, GJ Daily Sentinel, 4/1/14
  • Water Lines: A look back at old-school irrigation efficiency, GJ Free Press, 3/26/14
  • GJ Free Press, 3/20/14: Water Lines: Water planning, public outreach continue
  • Rifle Citizen Telegram, 3/15/14: Guest Column: Western Slope agricultural producers weigh in on water plan
  • Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, 3/14/14: Western Slope still vulnerable to drought
  • GJ Free Press, 3/5/14: Water Lines: What will the future of our rivers look like?
  • GJ Free Press, 2/27/14: Water Lines: Western Slope agricultural producers weigh in on water planning
  • GJ Free Press, 2/20/14: Water Lines: Water Planning for western communities
  • KREX Channel 5, 2/17/14: CO's Water supply expected to double by 2050
  • GJ Free Press, 2/13/14: Water Lines: Help plan Colorado's Water Future
  • BARN Media, 2/5/14: Water Leaders seek to avoid loss of power generation at Lake Powell
  • GJ Free Press, 1/30/14: Water Lines: Learn about alien invaders with conference in Grand Junction
  • Delta County Independent, 1/29/14: Course focuses on Colorado Water Plan
  • GJ Free Press, 1/23/14: Water Lines: Learning about Colorado's Water Plan
  • GJ Free Press, 1/17/ 14: Water Lines: Drought, Flood & Controversy
  • Delta County Independent, 1/15/14: 2014 water legislation reflects drought, flood and controversy
  • GJ Free Press, 1/9/14: Water Lines: Colorado Water Plan focus of three-evening course
  • GJ Free Press, 1/6/14: Water Lines: Drought could be on its way back
  • Delta County Independent, 1/1/14: Water rights can have value for recreation
  • GJ Free Press, 12/26/13: Water Lines: Water Rights for Recreation
  • Delta County Independent, 12/18/13: Dust, higher temps could advance snow melt
  • BARN Media, 12/17/13: Las Vegas loses a round in quest for new water supply
  • GJ Free Press, 12/3/13: Water Lines: Denver-West Slope water agreement finally final
  • GJ Free Press, 11/26/13: Water Lines: How should we share the Colo... River? State's water plan needs your input
  • GJ Free Press, 11/19/13: Water Lines: Will efforts to manage our water issues today prepare us for the future?
  • High Country News blog, 11/15/19: Drought and population growth punch Colorado in the face....
  • GJ Free Press, 11/12/13: Water Lines: CMU Student ponders human impact on rivers
  • Delta County Independent, 11/6/13:Water Law seminar at CMU Nov 8
  • Delta County Independent, 10/30/13: Conference brings water experts to CMU
  • GJ Free Press, 10/29/13: Water Lines: Time to start watching snowpack figures again
  • GJ Free Press, 10/22/13: Water Lines: Water law seminar at CMU Nov 8 open to public
  • GJ Free Press, 10/16/13:Water Lines: Upcoming conference brings water experts to CMU
  • Summit Daily News, 10/11/13: Holm: Does white water kayaking trump water needs of new neighborhoods?
  • GJ Free Press, 10/9/13: Water Lines: Study assess streamflow needs for enjoyable white water boating
  • GJ Free Press, 10/1/13: Water Lines: Colorado River use exceeds supply, so now what?
  • GJ Free Press, 9/25/13: Water Lines: Shell withdrawal from CO oil shale R&D may reduce projections of water use
  • Vail Daily, 9/19/13:Drought in northern parts of the state ended by recent floods
  • Summit Daily News, 9/18/13: Holm: Drought and disaster in Colorado
  • GJ Free Press, 9/18/13: Water Lines: The silver lining - flood ends drought in northern CO
  • GJ Free Press, 9/11/13: Water Lines: East & West Slope parties gear up for water plan negotiations
  • GJ Free Press, 8/28/13: Water Lines: Local drought eases with recent rains; Colo... Basin water crisis closer
  • GJ Free Press, 8/21/13: Water Lines: Arkansas River Basin hit hard by multi-year drought
  • Gunnison Country Times, 8/15/13: Long-term drought persists
  • GJ Free Press, 8/13/13: Water Lines: Do recent rains mean the end of drought?
  • GJ Free Press, 8/7/13: Water Lines: Nonprofit Colorado Water Trust Leases Water for Streams
  • Delta Independent, 8/7/13: Reservoir water illustrates management complexities
  • Vail Daily, 8/2/13: Drought tops water issues
  • GJ Free Press, 7/31/13: Water Lines: How will Colorado share the Colorado River?
  • Delta Independent, 7/31/13: How will the state share the Colorado River
  • GJ Free Press, 7/24/13: Water Lines: Beetle kill intensifies West Fork fire, affects watershed
  • GJ Free Press, 7/12/13: Water Lines: "Contemplating a 'New Normal' at the Colorado Water Workshop
  • GJ Free Press, 7/2/13: Water Lines: Water Planning Efforts Take Place Against Backdrop of Drought
  • GJ Free Press, 6/25/13: Water Lines: A Front Range Perspective on Grand Valley Water
  • KREX Channel 5, 6/25/13: CMU Hosts Grant Workshop for Water Projects
  • KJCT Channel 8, 6/14/13: June 26 - Grant Workshop for agricultural and urban water
  • GJ Free Press, 6/14/13: Water Lines: An engineering wonder, Morrow Point Dam turns 50
  • GJ Free Press, 6/7/13: Water Lines: Conditions proposed for future West Slope - East Slope water transfers
  • GJ Free Press, 6/5/13: Water Lines: Redlands Water & Power wields large influence on the Gunnison River
  • Vail Daily, 6/4/13: Governor orders state water plan
  • GJ Free Press, 5/25/13: Water Lines: Gov. Hickenlooper orders statewide water plan to be developed
  • Summit Daily News, 5/23/13: Assessing Gov. Hickenlooper's Water Plan
  • GJ Free Press 5/16/13: Water Lines: April Snows were great, but water challenges lie ahead for Colorado
  • GJ Sentinel, 5/14/13: Water watchers: April helped - a little
  • KKCO Channel 11, 5/13/13: State of the Rivers raises issues with the Colorado
  • KJCT Channel 8, 5/13/13: State of the Rivers held at CMU
  • KJCT Channel 8, 5/12/13: Mesa County water suppliers plan to discuss the future
  • KKCO Channel 11, 5/5/13: 2013 Rafting Season Outlook
  • KKCO Channel 11, 5/5/13: Water Center at CMU to host State of the Rivers
  • GJ Free Press, 5/1/13: Water Lines: Natural & human factors affect flows in the Gunnison, which will be low
  • GJ Free Press, 4/25/13: Water Lines: Water events flowing through the month of May
  • Summit Daily News 4/22/13: Holm: Colorado River "Most Endangered" but not lost
  • GJ Free Press 4/19/13: Water Lines: Colorado River 'Endangered' but not lost
  • GJ Free Press 4/12/13: Water Lines: Drought not over; poor supply forecast triggers Shoshone Call "relaxation"
  • GJ Free Press, 4/5/13: Water Lines: Leasing water for streams can benefit environment, irrigators
  • GJ Free Press, 3/29/13: Water Lines: River restoration expertise bears fruit along local waterways
  • Colorado Water, January/ February 2013: Water Education Efforts Serve Diverse
    Purposes Across the Western Slope. pg. 14
  • Colorado Water, November/December 2012: Integrating Environmental and Recreational
    Water Needs with Traditional Demands on Colorado Basin Water Resources, p.16
  • GJ Free Press 3/22/13:Water Lines: Snowpack catching up with last year, but conditions still dire
  • GJ Free Press 3/15/13: Water Lines: Is irrigation efficiency the answer to western water woes?
  • Grand Junction Sentinel 3/14/13: Conference deals with river's problems
  • KREX Channel 5, 3/11/13: River Crossings Conference Kicks off at CMU
  • KJCT Channel 8, 3/11/13: Water seminar kicks off at Colorado Mesa University
  • KKCO Channel 11, 3/11/13: River Crossings Conference and Workshop
  • GJ Free Press 3/8/13: Water Lines: Tamarisk! Beetles! What happens to rivers after dam removal!
  • Colorado Radio - Montrose 3/5/13: River Crossings Conference and Workshop at CMU March 11-15
  • GJ Free Press 3/1/13: Water Lines: What's the future of irrigated agriculture in Colorado?
  • GJ Free Press 2/22/13: Water Lines: Gore Canyon white water park first rec project funded by state water board
  • GJ Free Press, 2/15/13: Water Lines: Understanding the complexity, importance of irrigation ditches
  • KJCT Channel 8, 2/11/13: Water Seminars Held at CMU
  • GJ Free Press, 2/8/13: Water Lines: Colorado River supply & demand imbalances discussed at meeting
  • KREX Channel 5, 1/28/13: Officials warn to start conserving water now
  • Grand Junction Free press, 1/25/13: Water Lines: Locals featured in series of short films on the Colo... River
  • KKCO Channel 11, 1/23/13: Inversion creates domino effect on cold, health, drought
  • GJ Free Press, 1/4/13: Water Lines: Thanks for the snow. More Please!
  • KJCT Channel 8, 12/21/12: Snowpack still below normal after storms
  • GJ Free Press, 12/21/12: Water Lines: TU & ditch company launch Gunnison River dam, habitat improvement
  • GJ Free Press, 12/14/12: Water Lines: Colorado Basin Study; Make changes or face water shortages
  • GJ Free Press, 12/7/12: Water Lines: West Slope Water Safe... for now
  • Radio Interview: Hannah Holm on KNOZ 97.7, 9am, 12/6/12
  • GJ Sentinel, 12/1/12: Depleted Water: With snow season starting dry, nervous officials worry about reservoirs
  • GJ Free Press, 11/30/12: Water Lines: Drought Watch: Mountain Snowpack Shrinking Instead of Growing -
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 11/27/12: Drought Dilemma
  • Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, 11/26/12: My Side: Train Wreck Coming on the Colorado River?
  • GJ Free Press, 11/16/12: Water Lines: Train wreck coming on the Colorado River?
  • GJ Free Press, 11/26/12: Water Lines: CMU Prof involved in Coal Creek/ Crystal River Restoration
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 10/30/12: River demands exceed supplies; states at risk
  • GJ Free Press, 10/25/12: Water Lines: Grand Valley partnership seeks to improve riparian habitat
  • GJ Free Press, 10/19/12: Water Lines: Water projects funded to improve Colorado, Gunnison Basins
  • GJ Free Press, 10/12/12: Water Lines: Climate change likely to heat up western Colorado
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 10/10/12: Hot, dry future in the forecast
  • KJCT Channel 8, 10/9/12: Drought conditions linger, officials prepare
  • GJ Free Press, 10/5/12: Water Lines: All of Colorado still in drought -outlook for next year uncertain
  • KKCO Channel 11, 10/2/12: Water concerns for the western slope
  • GJ Free Press, 9/28/12: Water Lines: Statewide Drought Conference Report
  • GJ Free press, 9/25/12: Free presentation: Water In the Grand Valley
  • KKCO Channel 11, 9/24/12: Learning about our Colorado Water
  • Delta Independent, 9/19/12: Reservoir storage serves as water saving account
  • Delta Independent, 9/19/2012: Uncompahgre water tour set for Sept. 25
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 9/16/12: Learn the Laws of Water at Special One-day Class
  • GJ Free Press, 9/14/12: Water Lines: Opportunity to learn about water issues through CMU
  • Delta Independent, 9/12/12: Environmental projects benefit multiple water users
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 9/9/12: CMU lecture on politics of drought
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 9/7/12: CMU Series on Water and Drought Continues Monday
  • GJ Free Press, 9/7/2012: Water Lines: Drought Watch 2012, Reservoir Storage, and Lake Powell's role in it all
  • Delta Independent, 9/5/12: Will the lower basin make a 'call' on the river?
  • KKCO Channel 11, 9/5/12: Chevron makes a big donation to help in the aftermath of the Pine Ridge Fire
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 9/5/12: Chevron donates to Pine Ridge Fire recovery
  • GJ Free Press, 8/23/12: Water Lines: The Colorado River Compact; will the Lower Basin "call" the river?
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 8/17/12: Water Lines: Can water uses and environmental values be reconciled?
  • Delta County Independent, 8/15/12: No Forests, No Rivers
  • Water Lines: Bill Trampe, Gunnison County rancher & roundtable member - Grand Junction Free Press, 8/10/12
  • Water Lines: Drought Year Effects on Agriculture - Grand Junction Free Press, 8/3/12
  • Water Lines: Learn about Paonia Reservoir's Storied History - Grand Junction Free Press, 7/27/12
  • 50th anniversary of Paonia Reservoir to be celebrated - Delta County Independent, 7/25/12
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 7/24/12: Water, Fire and Radiation Topics at Sentinel Forum
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 7/20/12: Water uses, management in the Gunnison River Basin
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 7/13/12: Water Lines: No Forests = No Rivers
  • KREX Channel 5, 6/11/12: Group Kayaks Entire Colorado River
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 7/6/12: Water Lines: How Many Stories Can be Told by the River?
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 6/29/12: Water Lines: A Colorado Basin Perspective on Statewide Water planning
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 6/22/12: Water Lines: Moving water from farms to cities
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 6/15/12 - Do your part, conserve water
  • Delta Independent, 6/13/12 - Whitewater feeds the economy
  • KKCO Channel 11, 6/11/12: From Source to Sea: A CO River Expedition
  • Summit Daily News, 6/10/12 - Diane Johnson & Hannah Holm: Drought Deepens Across Colorado
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 6/8/12 - Water Lines: Drought deepens, but Redlands restrictions among few
  • Summit Daily News 6/2/12 - How white water feeds Colorado's economy
  • GJ Free Press, 6/1/12 - Water Lines: Schwieterman: Whitewater recreation integral to our economy
  • Summit Daily News, 5/31/12 - Greg Trainor: How much water will future energy development use?
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 5/27/12, Western Slope water a hot topic at public forum
  • Crested Butte News, 5/25/12 - 2012: Year of Water Celebrations Planned for Gunnison River Basin
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 5/25/12 - Do we have the water to support Colorado oil shale development?
  • KKCO Channel 11, 5/22/12 - Value of the Colorado River
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 5/20/12 - River's Economic Value Subject of Seminar
  • Summit Daily News, 5/19/12 - Hannah Holm: Colorado's Water Balancing Act
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 5/18/12 - How Much Water do we need to keep streams healthy?
  • Summit Daily News, 5/12/12 - Lane Wyatt: How much water do we need to keep streams healthy?
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 5/11/12: Conservation: How Much is Reasonable, and for Whom?
  • Summit Daily News, 5/5/12: Karn Stiegelmeier: Weighing our Future Water Needs
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 5/4/12: Water Lines: 2012 - The "Year of Water" -
  • KREX Channel 5, 5/2/12: CMU Water Center to Host Water Management Meeting
  • KKCO Channel 11, 5/2/12: Dry Spell Could Spell Trouble
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 5/1/12: Water Experts to Discuss Area Drought, Low Rivers
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 4/27/12: Historic Drought Highlights Importance of Statewide Water Planning
  • The Business Times, 4/25/12: Water and Land Management Presentations Scheduled
  • KKCO Channel 11, 3/16/12: Water Regulations Could Mean Costs for Wastewater, Drainage
  • KKCO Channel 11, 3/5/12: A Mild Winter: Keep your Yard Green While Saving Green
  • KREX Channel 5, 3/4/12: Mesa County Western Colorado Congress Discusses Water Issues
  • KKCO Channel 11, 3/4/12: Local Group Discusses Water Short Future
  • KKCO Channel 11, 2/27/12: Protecting our Water Sources - CMU Water Center interview
  • KKCO Channel 11, 10/31/11: Chevron donates $5,000 to CMU
  • Grand Junction Sentinel, 10/22/11: Sustainability column by Adele Israel
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 9/16/11: Task force funded to study controversial water diversion pipeline project
  • Grand Junction Free Press, 3/25/11: Local woman wins award for her work on W. Slope water issues