Research & Presentations
The Future of Colorado's Water, a Seuss-like Tale, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences – Jeff Lukas presents Colorado's water and future projects from the Colorado Water Assessment using a Dr. Seuss-like rhyme that brings cleverness and smiles despite the subject's gravity. First presented at the National Center Atmospheric Research's Ignite VII on April 16, 2015.
The Use of Native Vegetation in Xeriscaping, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Science Center – A slide presentation advocating use of native plant species to create habitat for native wildlife while reducing the risk of invasion. The presentation was originally prepared and presented by Greg Cronin on March 8, 2007.
Xeriscape Colorado – Interested in a yard that is more drought resistant and requires less irrigation? Xeriscape landscapes can save you money because they require less maintenance, pesticides, and water, while attracting native wildlife. Explore your landscape's potential by thinking beyond turf. Colorado WaterWise's Xeriscape Colorado project includes examples of Xeriscape gardens, information on clinics in your area, and plant lists to help you design a thriving garden.
Lawn Watering Workgroup – In 2002 and 2003, a group of Front Range water providers and landscape professionals formed this workgroup to develop a more unified approach to lawn watering guidelines and other water demand management approaches. The documents that summarize their work are below.
Colorado Water Conservation Board drought management resources:
Colorado Climate Center Drought Resources
American Water Works Association Drought Resource Community
Alliance for Water Efficiency Drought Response
Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO) Best Management Practices
EPA WaterSense: Understanding the WaterSense Label
Graywater Control in Colorado: HB 13-1044 & Regulation 86
Denver Water Water Conservation Presentation
Colorado Springs Utilities Presentation on Strategic Planning