Rocky Mountain PBS Water Week: Feb 25 - 28

“Water Week” features unique, historical and informational programming on Rocky Mountain PBS, along with digital resources, and events in communities across Colorado designed to connect experts, environmentalists and businesses to all who see water as an essential part of Colorado’s past and its future. 

Colorado’s statewide water plan prescribes that conversations about water play a role in shaping our shared future in the state and in the broader West. We asked over 40 water experts to provide feedback to RMPBS about how public media can engage those who are not otherwise actively involved in the topic, as well as how best to expand the number of perspectives represented within conversations about Western Water. 

Whether or not you can attend one of the eight events occurring throughout the state for Water Week, RMPBS invites you to complete a statewide survey on Coloradan's knowledge and attitudes relating to water (survey submissions will be accepted until March 4th). We will be sharing this information with survey participants and partner organizations in order to support robust and diverse community dialogues going forward. 

RMPBS wishes to thank all statewide & local partners who sponsored Water Week events in local communities. Our statewide sponsors are Sterling RanchAudubon Rockies, and Business for Water Stewardship.


Watershed Map & Resources (pdf)

Watershed Map & Resources (pdf)

View a map of Colorado's watershed basins and a list of statewide water resources.

Community Screenings & Events

Come enjoy whiskey and beer tastings, and experience the *NEW* one-hour special, Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power.  


Feb 25, 6pm 
Colorado Springs: ALMAGRE Venue + Bar 

Whiskey Tasting, Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power *full screening*, water information tables. 
Partners: Business for Water Stewardship, ALMAGRE Venue + Bar, Sterling Ranch, Ax and the Oak.

Event details and RSVP  


Feb 25, 6pm 
Gunnison: Western State CO University, University Center Theatre 
Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power reception, *full screening* and Q&A. 
CO Office of Film (host) 

Partners: Business for Water Stewardship; the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media. 
Event details 


Feb 26, 6:30pm 
Pueblo: Walter's Brewery & Taproom 
Beer Tasting / SIZZLE Reel & Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power *promo*, information tables.
Partners: Business for Water Stewardship, Walter's Beer.

Event details and RSVP 


Feb 26, 5:30pm 
Grand JunctionEureka! McConnell Science Museum (on CMU Campus) 
Whiskey & beer tasting, SIZZLE Reel & Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power *promo*, exhibiting community partners.
Partners: Business for Water Stewardship, Eureka! McConnel Science Museum, Colorado River Water Conservation District, Ute Water, Audubon Rockies. 

Event details and RSVP 


 Feb 26, 6pm 
Durango: Fort Lewis College Ballroom 
Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power *full screening*, reception with beer, panel discussion.
Partners: Four Corners Water Center, Business for Water Stewardship, Dolores Water Conservancy District; Southwestern Water Conservation District, City of Durango Utilities, US Bureau of Reclamation, Mountain Studies Institute, Water Information Program, H2org.
Event details and RSVP 


Feb 26, 5:30pm 
Montrose: Ute Indian Museum  
Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power *full screening* and Q&A. 
Partners: Business for Water Stewardship; the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media.

Event details 


Feb 27, 6pm 
Denver: Sterling Ranch Community Center in Littleton 
Beer tasting, Colorado Experience: Western Water and Power *full screening*, exhibiting community partners. 
Partners: Business for Water Stewardship, Sterling Ranch Colorado, Audubon Rockies, Grist Brewery, For the Love of Colorado.

Event details and RSVP


Feb 28, 5pm 
Durango: Powerhouse Science Center 
Whiskey & beer tasting, exhibiting community partners (no Colorado Experience screening).
Partners: Business for Water Stewardship, Five Rivers Trout Unlimited, Beer2Clear, Steamworks Brewing Company, Carver Brewing Company, Honey House Distillery, Conservation Colorado, H2org.

Event details and RSVP 


Broadcast Schedule: Thursday, February 27

7pm - *NEW* Colorado Experience: Western Water---And Power
Ever since Western settlers dreamed of deserts in bloom, men have chased the mirage of more water than these arid lands can provide. 

8pm - Colorado Experience: Living West - Water
What happened to the Puebloans of Mesa Verde and Crow Canyon? Historians discuss the possibility that this move might have been due to a drought in the Southwest region.

8:30pm - Confluence
The Colorado River shapes both the landscape of the American Southwest and the people living near its waters.

9:30pm - Arkansas River: From Leadville to Lamar
Arkansas River from Leadville to Lamar explores the economic and social importance of the river basin including its recreational, municipal, and agricultural value.

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Icon RMPBS Water Week Press Release (pdf) (241.2 KB)

Broadcast schedule, February 27:
7pm - *NEW* Colorado Experience: Western Water - and Power
8pm - Colorado Experience: Living West - Water
8:30pm - Confluence
9:30pm - Arkansas River: From Leadville to Lamar