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Other Water Organizations

Colorado Water Conservation Board
The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) was created to provide policy direction on water issues. The CWCB is Colorado’s most comprehensive water information resource. The agency maintains expertise in a broad range of programs and provides technical assistance to further the utilization of Colorado’s waters. CWCB represents each major water basin, Denver and other state agencies in a joint effort to use water wisely and protect our water for future generations.

Colorado Water Plan
Colorado’s Water Plan leveraged and integrated the work accomplished by Colorado’s nine Basin Roundtables, the Interbasin Compact Committee, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), and partners and stakeholders statewide since 2005 to determine how to implement water supply planning solutions that meet Colorado’s future water needs while supporting healthy watersheds and the environment; robust recreation and tourism economies; vibrant and sustainable cities; and viable and productive agriculture.

Pagosa Area Water & Sanitation District
The Pagosa Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) is a quasi-municipal corporation, taxpayer-supported water and sewer district originally formed in 1971. PAWSD encompasses approximately 76 square miles and includes the Town of Pagosa Springs and certain unincorporated areas of Archuleta County.

Southwestern Water Conservation District
The Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) was created by the Colorado General Assembly to protect, conserve, use and develop the water resources of the Southwestern basin for the welfare of the District, and to safeguard for Colorado all waters of the basin to which the state is entitled.

San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership
The San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership was established in 2009. Our mission is to provide a forum to share stakeholder perspectives in order to develop science-based collaborative priorities for management and monitoring of forests in the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest in Southwestern Colorado.

The Water Information Program
In 1994, the Southwestern Water Conservation District in cooperation with several water agencies and entities in southwestern Colorado, pooled their resources and created the Water Information Program (WIP). Each program partner has its own set of priorities and issues and the WIP provides an unbiased forum for communicating information.

Upper San Juan Water Enhancement Partnership
The Upper San Juan Watershed Enhancement Partnership aims to convene a working watershed group that guides and informs a watershed assessment, then works with the community to interpret the findings and identify coordinated opportunities for projects and watershed management opportunities that are outlined in a stream management plan.

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