OWF Affiliations

“Successful innovation is not a single breakthrough. It is not a sprint. It is not an event for the solo runner. Successful innovation is a team sport, it’s a relay race.”

– Quyen Nguyen

The Open Water Foundation (OWF) collaborates with the following organizations. OWF as an organization and individual staff are members of various organizations related to the work we do.

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
OWF staff are members of AWRA Colorado.
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
OWF’s Steve Malers is participating on CPRW’s Science and Monitoring Team.
Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE)
Colorado Water Eductaion
OWF staff are CFWE members and OWF is an organizational member of the Water Educator’s Network. OWF’s Steve Malers is a 2014 Water Leaders alum. We regularly direct our customers to CFWE publications and events. OWF is working on educational materials that supplement CFWE education materials.
Colorado Water Congress (CWC)
Colorado Water Congress
OWF is a CWC member and OWF staff regularly attend CWC conferences.
Colorado Water Innovation Cluster
OWF is a member of CWIC. OWF CEO Louann DeCoursey is acting Executive Directory for CWIC.
Colorado Water Trust
Colorado Water Trust
OWF staff donate to the CWT. OWF is working on software tools that can facilitate the work that CWT does.
Fort Collins ClimateWise
ClimateWise Bronze Partner
OWF is a ClimateWise Bronze Partner and uses sustainable energy and water resource practices at our offices at Innosphere.
OWF’s offices are in the Innosphere building in Fort Collins, Colorado. Innosphere is a start-up incubator that provides office space and resources for new companies. OWF is demonstrating that a nonprofit social enterprise can play an important role in economic development and provide social impact.
The Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Group
Poudre Runs Through it
OWF’s Steve Malers is a member of the Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group and has helped organize the Poudre River Forum.