AWRA Colorado Section June 2015 Luncheon
AWRA Colorado Section Presents
Tuesday June 30, 2015
Live Like You Love It
Laura Wing, City of Thornton Water Conservation Administrator
At the Water Conservation Summit on October 24, Colorado WaterWise launched an educational toolkit to raise awareness about the value of water in Colorado. Colorado Water: Live Like You Love It provides communication tools and resources for water stakeholders to help communicate the importance of water, focusing on conserving water, caring about water quality and committing to learn about this critical resource.
Six Colorado WaterWise members sponsored the development of the toolkit including Loveland Water and Power, The City of Greeley Water Conservation Program, Colorado Springs Utilities, Northern Water, One World One Water Center, City of Fountain and Western Resource Advocates. Colorado WaterWise initiated the toolkit when research revealed the need to educate the public, particularly young adults about how we get our water, the scarcity of the resource and the importance to care for water quality.
As a headwaters state, Colorado water is the topic of great discussion as 18 states plus Colorado depend on it. With the Colorado population alone expected to double by 2050, the need to Live Like You Love It is more important than ever. By utilizing the professionally created tools available in the toolkit, water organizations and other interested stakeholders can easily spread the word about protecting this finite resource, doing our part to conserve and committing to learning about water issues.
Laura earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Vermont and moved to Colorado in 1989 to take advantage of Rocky Mountain skiing and mountain biking. She has 25 years experience working for water utilities in water quality, water rights and water conservation. As a Water Conservation Administrator for the City of Thornton, Laura manages water conservation programs including a social marketing campaign, public water efficiency incentives, water-wise demonstration gardens and city property water audits. Laura is on the Board of Directors of Colorado WaterWise, a non-profit organization that promotes collaboration and provides resources to water professionals in the state.
Denver Water, 3rd Floor Board Room
Brown Bag lunch and networking at 12:00; Program begins at 12:30
Please note alternative routes due to construction on 6th Avenue!
We will not be ordering lunch for this event!
Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.
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