August 30, 2015

About Us

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 — facilitating and implementing tangible and visible projects such as trash removal, increased flow in the river, and providing resources and outlets for demonstration of new products and practices. We promote and facilitate regenerative water systems, improved water quality and sustainable water infrastructure. See link to The Water Connection in this drop down menu.


Devon Buckels- The Water Connection Director

Devon Buckels is a civic-minded Denver native. Her decades of work in the Devon Buckels is a civic-minded Denver native.  Her decades of work in the public, private and non-profit sectors has focused on creating healthy and sustainable communities.  She has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Certification in Sustainability Leadership and Implementation from the Daniels College of Business.  Devon is excited to serve as TGF’s lead policy and water resources staff as Director of The Water Connection, supporting innovation in thought and practice for resilient Colorado watersheds.

Lauren Berent- The Water Connection Associate Director

Lauren started with The Greenway Foundation as a seasonal educator for SPREE Summer Camps in 2014. She spent 3 great years as part of the education staff, she then transitioned into coordinating community programs and fundraising events, and her new role is the Associate Director of The Water Connection , the water resource and policy arm of The Greenway Foundation. She will be leading the new Clean Water Challenge, which kicks off in Fall 2021. Lauren grew up in Michigan, and after attending the University of Michigan to earn both a BA and MS in Aquatic Sciences and Sustainable Systems. Lauren enjoys exploring Colorado through hiking, camping, and snowboarding.