About Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado

Water is emerging as one of the most complex 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!

2017-18 Class Selected!

Criteria for acceptance

  • Has exemplified leadership in
    one of the Northern Colorado
    communities
  • Anticipates continued community
    leadership for the next 15-20
    years
  • Concerned about the water
    future of Northern Colorado
  • Must make a strong commitment
    to attend sessions

The Colorado Water Institute, in cooperation with Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
is launching 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 14, October 12, November 9, December 14 of 2017, and January 11, February
    8, March 8, April 12, May 10 of 2018, 8 am—1 pm including lunch at Community Foundation
    offices, 4745 Wheaton Drive, Fort Collins
  • $150 fee
  • Maximum of 20 participants