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Climate Change

Coping With Floods ~ What’s in a Name

President’s Column by C. Mark Dunning, AWRA President Floods continue to be the most destructive and costly natural disasters in the United States (U.S.). Coping with these disasters is a vast and complex topic that a short article can’t do…

Denver Partnerships Empower Students to Improve City Water Quality

Denver Public Works’ pioneering educational program known as “Keep It Clean Neighborhood Environmental Trios”, or KIC-NET, incorporates their stormwater outreach goals as well as the goals of Denver Public Schools and Denver Parks and Recreation. The pilot program is currently operating at 10 schools where 750 students are learning hands-on science while improving their neighborhood parks and waterways.

Denver Pilots Partnership Model for Hyperlocal Urban Water Education

A Western City Collaborates for Meaningful Water Education, Part 5 by Lydia Hooper For the past several years, Denver Public Works has been building partnerships with Denver Public Schools to improve both water quality and science education in the city.…

Lately, I Have Been Thinking A Lot About Water Resource Priorities

by Carol Collier, AWRA President There is a lot of work to do in order to be better prepared for an uncertain future. It takes time to change land use policies or build a new reservoir. The time to get…

Water Quality Outreach Program in Denver Pioneers Youth Civic Action for Sustainable Solutions

A Western City Collaborates for Meaningful Water Education, Part 3 by Lydia Hooper When the Clean Water Act (CWA) came into being in 1972, it was thanks in no small part to the voices of active citizens who scanned the…