Water Connections

Watch the 3rd Annual Water Connections: The Value of Water

More than 70 people attended the third annual Water Connections explored the value of water with a panel discussion prompted by Christi Bode Skeie’s recent PBS documentary, “Farm to Faucet.” Missed it? You can catch up with the videos below.

2022 Water Connections was hosted by Southwestern Water Conservation District, Four Corners Water Center at Fort Lewis College, and SGM.

Did you miss “Water Connections,” hosted by the Southwestern Water Conservation District and Four Corners Water Center at Fort Lewis College?

Not to worry! Click here to watch the recording of the event which focused on forest health management and other water management adaptation strategies. More details about the event are available here.

More than 100 people signed on for “Water Connections: SW’s Virtual Water Cooler,” a virtual event hosted by the Southwestern Water Conservation District and Four Corners Water Center at Fort Lewis College. This opportunity for engagement and learning focused on COVID-19 impacts to the state budget and agricultural industry, water year 2020 hydrology and drought experiences, and the future of the Colorado River basin.

Throughout the event, useful links, contact information, and speaker bios were shared in the chat. Those resources have been organized in the following document:
Water Connections Chat Links, Contact Info, Bios.

If you missed the event, please see the full recording provided below.

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual “Water Connections: Animas River Happenings,” an evening educational event hosted by the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD), Four Corners Water Center at Fort Lewis College (FLC), and SGM– with five-minute flash talks, conversation, networking, beverages, and more! Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Farm to Fingers Grazing, and each attendee will receive 2 drink tokens (21+ only).

Have you accessed the Animas River through one of the designated local access points, watched Water Days from the banks of the water park, or floated through the rapids yourself? Are you curious about what happened to the Animas after the Gold King Mine Spill, the 416 fire, or the health of fish in the river? Have you thought about the cultural values, recreational opportunities, and history of this river that flows by us every day? If you answer yes to any of these, this event is for you! Our diverse set of presenters, from private land owners to leaders of the ongoing Animas River Plan, will give 5-minute flash talks on current and past issues, updates, and their work on the Animas River.

Audience: Everyone in the community is welcome. Students can attend this event for free – FLC students can contact water@fortlewis.edu for the registration code.

Registration is Open