Tom Cech, 2018 Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

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On Friday May 11, Water Education Colorado will celebrate water education and water leadership at its annual President’s Reception. Each year, WEco honors the work of a Coloradoan who has a body of work in the field of water resources benefiting the Colorado public, a reputation among peers and a commitment to balanced and accurate information, with the Diane Hoppe Leadership Award. This year, WEco will recognize Tom Cech with the One World One Water Center with this award.

Join us to celebrate with friends and colleagues and support water education. Learn more and register here.

Tom Cech, Rural-Urban Educator

By Greg Hobbs

_DSC9380Tom Cech knows what water-short looks like close up. He grew up on a “dirt-poor” dryland farm his great-grandparents homesteaded in 1878 near Clarkson, Nebraska. “That’s where I first learned about groundwater. We got our drinking water from a well 283 feet deep sunk into glacial melt.”

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