Share How You're Building A Stronger Water Future for Colorado

Share Your Success Story!


Colorado’s water touches every aspect of our daily lives, and it is facing unprecedented challenges that require all Coloradans to embrace a new water ethic. We must come together to protect this critical resource in increasingly innovative ways. The time for action is now.

Sharing your story about resilience, grit, and creative problem-solving to face our water challenges is one of the most powerful tools you have to build a stronger water future for Colorado. Story telling gives us an opportunity to learn from another person's experience and it can inspire us, and strengthen or challenge

Share Your Success Story!


Colorado’s water touches every aspect of our daily lives, and it is facing unprecedented challenges that require all Coloradans to embrace a new water ethic. We must come together to protect this critical resource in increasingly innovative ways. The time for action is now.

Sharing your story about resilience, grit, and creative problem-solving to face our water challenges is one of the most powerful tools you have to build a stronger water future for Colorado. Story telling gives us an opportunity to learn from another person's experience and it can inspire us, and strengthen or challenge our opinions and values. When a story catches our attention it can be a powerful tool to help share knowledge and inspire others.



Click on the Stories and/or Maps Tabs below to share your story.

Share Your Story: Click on the "Stories" tab below. Enter a title that captures the story, your name, and images that help show the story. For the text itself, include any interesting background (how your story came to be), and any measures of success (example: how much water you saved). Submitted stories will first be emailed privately to CWCB staff, who will reach out with any questions before removing personal contact information and posting to the website. If you prefer to keep your story private, just let CWCB know when you submit the story. CWCB will also reach out to individuals with exceptional stories to inquire about using them in state communications resources.


Map: In addition to sharing your story, tell us where you live in the "Map" tab. Click on the "plus" sign to add a pin and then drag the pin to the location of your story, choose which type of story you told, and leave a comment with the title of your story or a summary of it.

Tell Us Your Story

Help us build a library of stories from Coloradan's like you about how you have taken action to help secure your water future.

Write your story and submit pictures below.  A moderator will review each story and then you'll receive a notification when your story has been published.


Thank you for sharing your story with us. If you have questions or would like more information please email waterplaninfo@state.co.us.

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  • Grass to garden: helping waterwise yards become the new norm in Colorado

    by ResourceCentral, about 1 month ago

    Two decades ago nonprofit Resource Central launched an effort to help Colorado families transition from thirsty turf grass yards to waterwise gardens.

    We launched several water conservation programs focused on education, efficiency, waterwise plants, and turf replacement in collaboration with 40 water providers.

    Together, we have since converted more than 3 million square feet of turf grass to beautiful waterwise gardens, helping local families save more than 250 million gallons of water. And we're just getting started.

  • Adapting to Drought on Our Farm

    about 1 month ago

    Adapting to Drought on Our Farm

    Paul Kehmeier

    We raise alfalfa, grass, and small grain on 170 acres in Delta County. Our farm is currently in an area on the U.S. Drought Monitor map that is the most extreme category of drought they use. Our total hay production in 2020 is going to be about 275 tons. In 2019 it was about 400 tons.

    I am adapting to drought and aridification by using most of our irrigation water in the spring and fall. Water lost in transit to the farm as well and water lost to evapotranspiration on the fields... Continue reading

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