Standing Committees Overview
CWC standing committees offer formal leadership and advocacy opportunities for members. There are four, Board-sanctioned, member-driven standing committees. Committee membership requires a fee additional to annual dues (with the exception of the POND, Water Quality, and Water Stewardship Committees).
Board of Directors
The Colorado Water Congress is governed by a Board of 34 Directors who reflect the diverse geographic and professional interests of the water community. Each Director represents one of the geographic, municipal and business, and professional interest categories defined by our membership.
The CWC Communications Committee helps CWC members and CWC committees stay connected and engaged in the organization's actions. Communicating to the right audience at the appropriate time with the appropriate information in an easily accessible format is critical to protecting and emphasizing CWC’s relevance to its members.
The Colorado Water Congress’ purpose is to provide its membership with a forum for the discussion of water matters. The EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee seeks to ensure that diverse and underrepresented voices and perspectives are included in these discussions by creating a culture of belonging and inclusion within the Colorado water community.
The Colorado Water Congress State Affairs Committee has formed a Dredge and Fill ad hoc Subcommittee. The Subcommittee will evaluate and discuss the legal and regulatory landscape in Colorado following the release of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Sackett v. EPA released May 25, 2023.
The Professional, Outreach, Networking and Development (POND) Committee facilitates the connection of water professionals of all ages and experience through industry outreach, networking opportunities and career development. POND plans events for the CWC Annual Convention and Summer Conference, as well as speaking engagements and networking opportunities throughout the year.
The Water Quality Committee ensures that Water Congress members are informed and, when appropriate, in a position to influence water quality initiatives on a state and federal level. Of particular importance are those activities which affect the quality of state source waters, the nature and cost of compliance, and the ability to meet water supply objectives.