From urban residents, to business owners, to farmers and ranchers, we all have a role to play in using our water resources more efficiently. When it comes to water, we all need to live within our means. Greater cooperation, modern technologies and proven best practices will enable Colorado to build prosperous communities and support thriving agricultural and outdoor recreation and tourism industries, all while keeping our rivers healthy.
Here in Colorado, former Gov. John Hickenlooper called for the creation of a state water plan through executive order in 2013. The Colorado Water Conservation Board gathered ideas from across the state to develop the plan, including collecting 30,000 public comments, the largest public outreach effort in state history. Colorado’s Water Plan was delivered to the Governor in November 2015 and is currently being implemented. Governor Jared Polis has voiced his support for the plan and has committed to allocating additional funding to ensure its implementation — and to supporting water conservation efforts throughout the state.
Water for Colorado is dedicated to fully funding and implementing Colorado’s Water Plan. It collects and shares insights and expertise from a variety of organizations and institutions that research, study and promote water conservation efforts to support healthy rivers and communities. Water For Colorado offers a solutions-based approach to Colorado’s water future, and opportunities for the general public to have a voice and take action.
Please contact Water for Colorado for more information.