Upcoming Events

Upcoming Ag Water Tours!

Why do farmers use so much water?  Why don’t they grow crops that use less water?  Why are they wasteful with their water?  People unfamiliar with agriculture may often ask these questions, and CAWA is beginning to engage people outside of the agricultural community to better understand the reality of agricultural water use.

This summer we are beginning our Ag Water Tour Series.  Our goal is to provide the opportunity for our urban cousins to learn more about how water is used in agriculture.  These tours will focus on water administration, irrigation methods and efficiency, return flows, and also how producers are making efforts to improve water conservation, irrigation efficiency, and water quality.  We are encouraging water professionals and consultants to attend.

 

Our first bus tour planned for May 10th in Greeley has been postponed. To be rescheduled, please check back.

You can see the full agenda here.

Tickets are $30 and we have a limited number of spaces.  You can reserve your ticket here.

 

There will be another bus tour on June 27th in the Denver Metro area in Longmont, Fort Lupton, and Brighton. 

You can see the full agenda here.

Reserve your ticket here.

 

 

CAWA will be in the North Fork!

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The Colorado Ag Water Alliance will be working with the North Fork Water Conservancy District to host a discussion on May 18th at Memorial Hall in HotchkissLunch will be from 11:30am – 12:30pm and the meeting lasts until 3:30pm.  The meeting will be about what tools area available to protect agricultural interests, increase water efficiency, address water shortages, and improve river flows.

The discussion will focus on a few topics: the current state of the Colorado River, Ag water efficiency and the prior appropriation system, and integrated watershed management planning.  Speakers will include Tom Alvey of the North Fork Water Conservancy District, Cary Denison of Trout Unlimited, Eric Kuhn of the Colorado River Water Conservancy District, and Attorney Aaron Clay.

The Colorado Ag Water Alliance is interested in better understanding what tools are available to preserve irrigated agriculture and learning from producers about potential opportunities and obstacles.