Applied Innovation

fourseasonscherrycreekThrough collaborative efforts and unique approaches, The Water Connection drives innovative solutions addressing current and future water challenges. We bring together resources from education, government and the private sector for a multi-sector approach to projects and challenges.

• As the water resources arm of The Greenway Foundation, TWC is led an innovative and collaborative drive to maximize the Chatfield Environmental Pool. This project represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide additional flow in the South Platte River through Metro Denver. This project will serve as a model of collaborative water management practices that can be replicated in other water basins to meet our growing regional water challenges.

• TWC “pitched” the problem of urban waterway trash to innovators and entrepreneurs at the “Tap-In” event sponsored by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The goal of the event was to facilitate solutions to complex environmental problems by connecting end users with start-up businesses and cutting edge practices and technologies. The result? TWC successfully connected with a start-up business owner and we are collaborating for a pilot project to test a new stormwater filtration device.

• TWC has developed partnerships allowing initiation of construction of a prototype instream-waterway trash removal device.