The National Young Farmers Coalition and FrontLine Farming have launched the Colorado Water Equity Partnership with a vision of equitable water governance that fosters a vibrant agricultural community, symbiosis between urban and rural water use, healthy ecosystems, and water justice for historically underserved communities in Colorado. Water justice in this vision includes a water system that explicitly elevates the water interests of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and young and beginning farmers.
The decisions made around Colorado’s water resources today will impact the state for decades to come. The Colorado Water Equity Partnership aims to better engage young farmers, BIPOC farmers, and allies within these decisions. Use this website for easy access to water education materials, events, and advocacy actions regarding Colorado water.
Visit our page on Colorado Water Access and Education for more information.
On Thursday, July 22nd from 6:30-8pm MT, the National Young Farmers Coalition and Frontline Farming are hosting a second water teach-in on Urban Agriculture and Water. Colorado Department of Ag Commissioner Kate Greenburg, Alex Funk of Colorado Water Conservation Board, and Dr. Amanda Weaver – a farmer and Geography professor – will discuss how urban producers fit into Colorado’s state water plan and resources that can support on-farm water management. Register here.
Missed the first teach-in on Equity and Colorado Water? Watch it here.