About the Water Connection
THE WATER CONNECTION (TWC) is the water resources and policy initiative of The Greenway Foundation, fostering civic action and technological innovation for resilient Colorado watersheds. TWC brings academic, industrial, environmental and governmental leaders together as a catalyst for innovative and collaborative work. TWC is a place for ideas and projects to take hold, while also moving beyond thinking to action.
Integrated and collaborative practices for watershed resiliency
University, industry, government, non-profit collaboration
Platform for matchmaking to achieve plan priorities
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The Clean Water Challenge is a statewide competition that engages undergraduate and graduate level students in the generation of innovative water pollution solutions.
For the 2021-2022 CWC, teams will be tasked with reducing / removing E. coli and/or excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen).
Through collaborative efforts and unique approaches, The Water Connection (TWC) 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. TWC is proud to host the TAP-IN program sponsored by the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado State University, Read more about Innovation and Business[…]
The Water Connection (TWC) is actively engaged in the Colorado community. We support policy change for greater financial, social, and environmental water resource benefits. Current TWC Endeavors:TWC is serving as grantee and Core Planning Team Member for Denver’s One Water Plan. This is a first-ever One Water Plan for Denver. The plan advances a holistic approach Read more about Policy and Implementation[…]
TWC is serving as a lead voice for The Greenway Foundation on the issue of clean water for watershed health. STORMWATER FILTRATION: Our collaboration with the City and County of Denver and the makers of the Gutter Bin stormwater filtration device has resulted in the prevention of 5,000 lbs of pollutants from entering the South Read more about Clean Water Initiative[…]
The Water Connection works to highlight the connection between waterways and economics: • The Water Connection is working to highlight an often overlooked aspect of urban waterways — their contribution to the economic health of the urban area as well as the financial well-being of residents and property owners. To gain a better understanding of Read more about Waterways and Economics[…]
SUCCESS! WE MET OUR CHALLENGE FOR THE CHATFIELD ENVIRONMENTAL POOL PLEDGE DRIVE! The pledge drive announced last August will add 500 acre-feet of environmental storage at Chatfield Reservoir through a community coalition. Denver Water committed nearly $2 million to fund the purchase of 250 acre-feet of storage space in Chatfield — if The Greenway Foundation Read more about Environmental Pool / Minimum Stream Flow[…]