Coming together for Colorado’s most valuable resource

Save the date for this year’s Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference on October 11-13, 2022.

Each year, Water Education Colorado partners with the Colorado Riparian Association and the Colorado Watershed Assembly to produce the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds conference. Intended to expand cooperation and collaboration throughout Colorado in natural resource conservation, protection and enhancement, this event engages participants through discussions on emerging water issues, innovative projects, and an invaluable networking setting.

The 2021 conference theme, “Together Like Never Before,” was a celebration of the opportunity to physically re-convene, and to do so thoughtfully, bringing all that we had learned through our shared experiences weathering a pandemic and significant political upheaval. It allowed us to take a look at what could be possible as we re-shape our thinking and our approaches to working together, with new voices at the table, in the time ahead.

Access presentations and recordings from the 2021 conference at the conference site hosted by the Colorado Watershed Assembly.

View 2021 recordings

2020 Conference: “Business as (Un)Usual”

The 2020 conference was held fully virtually with great participation.

View 2020 recordings

Who should attend the conference?

  • Conservation and restoration practitioners
  • Water quality specialists
  • Land use and water supply planners
  • Elected officials and managers
  • Watershed groups and coalitions
  • Citizens engaged in watershed work

Support the conference by becoming a sponsor. Contact Jayla Poppleton at with interest.