Vision & Values

Bridging gaps in understanding with integrity

At Water Education Colorado, we’re on a mission to promote a better understanding of Colorado’s water resources and issues by providing balanced and accurate information, education and leadership. We understand that water issues can be both complex and polarizing, so we work to bring together diverse perspectives, build bridges among sectors and provide valuable reporting, training and resources for all Coloradans.

That’s our vision, but how do we see it to fruition? That’s where our values kick in. These truths support everything we do.

Water is Life

In Colorado and across the globe, our lives literally depend on water. Water sustains our economies, our way of life and our very existence—yet it is at risk. We believe that a clean and sustainable water supply must be our communities’ top priority.

Objectivity is Fundamental

Water doesn’t take sides and neither do we. As an independent voice, Water Education Colorado is an active leader in bringing together all perspectives and advancing balanced decision-making and outcomes. We believe that everyone—no matter background, status or belief—has a right to accurate, impartial, timely and transparent information about water.

Knowledge is Progress

For centuries, humans have developed smart water solutions by learning truths about our world and then applying knowledge through inspired leadership. We empower Coloradans, from caring individuals to veteran water professionals, to learn and then boldly lead toward progress.

Collaboration is Powerful

Just as a river is more formidable than individual drops of water, we foster collaboration and innovation among our members, community, partners and the public to have the greatest impact in ensuring a sustainable water future for Colorado.