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Using Colorado Water 2012 to Increase Water Fluency October 31, 2011 Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum Caitlin Coleman Colorado Foundation for Water.

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1 Using Colorado Water 2012 to Increase Water Fluency October 31, 2011 Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum Caitlin Coleman Colorado Foundation for Water Education

2 Working with water professionals to translate the technical and help Coloradans “speak fluent water” From wateryear2003.org

3 Working with water professionals to translate the technical and help Coloradans “speak fluent water”

4 CFWE and Water Fluency Water Fluency …

5 Timing: Colorado Water 2012

6 Water 2012 Speaker’s Bureau

7 What is Water Fluency? –2 Presentations (1 short and 1 longer) Including key points: where does our water come from, how does it get to you, historical background to water development, value of water and scarcity, water cycle, challenges and opportunities into the future, IBCC and Roundtables, call to action –1 Video –2 Train the educator webinars –Outreach and distribution –Evaluation

8 Outreach thus far –AWRA –Rotary –Colorado Municipal League –Basin Roundtables –Informal Educators –Website requests

9 Discussion –Other outreach suggestions and groups to connect with? –Speaker recruitment? –Messaging or points you would want to see in the presentation or video? –Would you use this? What would be useful? –Have you done something similar? Suggestions? –Want to become a speaker? Or request a speaker? Join us! Contact: Caitlin Coleman


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