Just like Bubba, the shrimp-talking best friend of Forrest Gump in the iconic movie, here at TAP, we spend our days obsessed with one topic: Water.
So, when the United Nations announced that this year’s World Water Day campaign was about looking to nature to solve future water challenges, we thought we would share some of our stories that make that connection.
Global water shortages
Because current and future water challenges are universal, we explore these issues and how they relate to us here in the Mile High City in these two features: “Can Day Zero happen here?” and “When in Rome: Water as the Denverites water.”
Denver’s future challenges
When it comes to the uncertain future of water supply, we look to our experts, like Denver Water’s staff climate scientist, Laurna Kaatz, as well as our team of planners. Read, “They’re coming. Will we have enough water?” to learn how they are “Preparing Denver for multiple futures, not just one.”
For more on our future challenges and what Denver Water is doing about them, check out:
- “Snowpack: Here today, gone tomorrow?”
- “Booming Denver: It’s a dense topic”
- “Will water get too expensive for some Americans?”
Solutions start at the source
Watch “What it takes to protect forests and watersheds year-round” and read “Warm weather, wildfires and watersheds” to learn how investing in reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires improves the water quality flowing into our reservoirs. Rocker Chuck Leavell has even “rolled” into Denver Water to feature our work to maintain healthy forests.
Healthy rivers = happy fish
We value water not just for drinking water supplies, but also for the environment.
Here are a few stories highlighting work to keep our streams and rivers healthy and flowing:
- “Good for drivers, bad for the Fraser River”
- “Not your average pledge drive: A revival on the river”
- “Fraser Flats gets ready for environmental makeover”
Not to mention, keeping the fish happy:
- “Fishermen rejoice! Fraser River showing signs of recovery”
- “Cheesman Dam: Happy trout, reliable water supply”
- “Searching for solutions to help trout keep their cool”
- “Slowing the flow sprouts more trout.”
We’re all in this together. Without a water future, there simply is no future. The good news is that Denverites continue to save water, building a more resilient community and helping to maintain the natural habitats of our watersheds.