The Colorado Water Congress is a not for profit organization established in 1958 to provide leadership on key water resource issues and serve as the principal voice of Colorado’s water community. Our belief then and now is that the state of Colorado’s water impacts the state’s well-being overall.
Colorado Water Congress members power the organization’s success. Their collective, nonpartisan voice establishes a thorough and balanced perspective on how water is developed, managed, protected and conserved in Colorado.
We are dedicated to providing an open forum for members to share information, form positions and advocate for a strong, effective and fair state water program.
The Water Congress and its members are dedicated to:
- Successful promotion of policy that supports high-quality, sustainable water supplies through protection of water rights, conservation, planning, management and infrastructure investment.
- Thoughtful and equitable development and administration of water laws, regulations and compacts.
- Fair representation of every watershed in Colorado and every type of beneficial water use.
- Clear communication of relevant, accurate and timely information.
- Active engagement of our members through education, collaboration and networking.
- Since 1981, the Colorado Water Congress has logged a success rate of 85% on state water-related legislation that the Water Congress has endorsed.
- It's rare that a bill opposed by the Water Congress membership is ever signed by a Colorado governor.
- Our voice carries all the way to Washington, D.C., helping shape water-specific legislation at the federal level.