About Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado

Water is emerging as one of the most important and controversial subjects to be addressed in the 21st century. Water issues are particularly complex, and understanding the nuances is critical for good decision-making. Many who have helped our communities make sound water decisions are nearing retirement age. Northern Colorado needs a new crop of water literate leaders!

New Class of 21 Water Literate Leaders

Chosen from Close to 50 Applicants

Thanks to all for Applying

Congratulations to our New Class!

The Colorado Water Institute, in cooperation with Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has launched a non-partisan Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado program. Modeled after highly successful programs such as Leadership Northern Colorado, this program is for those who hold or aspire to political office, or other roles, including boards and commissions, which can impact regional water policy.

  • A colloquium of emerging leaders from Northern Colorado’s communities
  • Actively learning about Northern Colorado water from all angles including: agriculture, urban,
    environmental, recreation, and business via presentations, dialogue and field trips
  • Interaction and dialogue with regional water leaders to get an inside view of issues affecting
    Northern Colorado’s water future—and participation in visioning activities
  • Dates: September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13 of 2018, and January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9 of 2019, 8 am—1 pm including lunch at Community Foundation
    offices, 4745 Wheaton Drive, Fort Collins
  • $150 fee
  • Maximum of 20 participants