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The Water Center helps Upper Colorado Basin communities understand and respond to new water challenges through research, education and facilitation.

DRAFT 2017-18 Annual Report


Promoting and showcasing research on water issues in the Upper Colorado basin:

  • Promoting research on how reservoirs and other management activities interact with fens through a competitive grant program.
  • Developing an on-line Upper Colorado River Basin resource guide (under construction here).
  • Developing a new scientific and technical report series. Initial titles include:
    • Tamarisk beetle (Diorhabda spp.) in the Colorado River basin: synthesis of an expert panel forum
    • Riparian groundwater and baseflow studies in the Upper Colorado River Basin


Educating community leaders, the general public and K-12 teachers and students on water issues.


Promoting the development of sophisticated, homegrown policy solutions to protect the region's water interests by facilitating and supporting stakeholder dialogues and collaborative problem solving.