Photos from the 2023 Water Literate Leaders Graduation Ceremony, held May 24, 2023 at The Hillside Vineyard in Fort Collins.

The Colorado Water Center, in cooperation with the Foundation, launched a non-partisan Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado program in September 2017. Over the course of this annual program, participants actively learn about complex Northern Colorado water issues from all angles including agriculture, urban, environmental, recreation, and business via presentations, dialogue and field trips; interact and dialogue with regional water leaders for an inside view of issues affecting Northern Colorado’s water future—and participate in visioning activities; and build active connections with key stakeholders in the region and state.