Colorado Water Conservation Board

January 29, 2015--Hickenlooper: Water usage not storage will solve Colorado's shortfall (Denver Post)

The population growth in Colorado and other western states cannot continue unless water supply challenges are met, Gov. John Hickenlooper and state planners said Thursday in opening the Colorado Water Congress annual conference.


January 27, 2015--Flower gardens, homegrown veggies and green grass? (Norwood Post)

Many who live in Norwood probably cannot imagine having a lawn or garden, let alone having access to large amounts of water — raw water, water full of nutrients, ideal for irrigation.


January 15, 2015--Senate panel OKs water conservation measure (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Although the bill doesn’t actually mandate anything, Republicans on a Senate committee Wednesday voted against it, in part, because they feared it might.


Draft Colorado Water Plan Complete!

Rising demand from population growth and industry, if continued through 2050, threatens to leave 2.5 million people in Colorado with a water supply shortfall. Unless solutions are found to meet the gap between water demand and supply, the result could be, among others, agricultural dry-up. Therefore, and in response, in May 2013 Governor Hickenlooper ordered the development of a first-ever Colorado Water Plan. In mid-November the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) sent the Governor a draft of this plan that aims to shape the future of the resource in the state. The plan, which took a year-and-a-half to craft, was a monumental and unprecedented effort that involved the work of hundreds of individuals and organizations throughout Colorado. It is generally agreed that a variety of methods will need to be included in the Plan to meet the water supply needs of the state—conservation, development of already Identified Projects and Processes (IPP’s), agricultural “buy and dry,” and development of “new supply” projects. Taken together, these are referred to as the ‘four legs of the stool.’

CWCB Meeting (Broomfield, CO)

03/18/2015 8:30 am
03/19/2015 5:00 pm

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) will be meeting in the Broomfield, CO area (location TBD). The meeting is two full days and there is a call-in option. For more information contact them direct at (303) 866-3441or visit their website at www.cwcb.state.co.us


CWCB Meeting (Denver, CO)

01/26/2015 8:30 am
01/27/2015 5:00 pm

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) will be meeting at the Denver Tech Center. The meeting is two full days and there is a call-in option. For more information contact them direct at (303) 866-3441or visit their website at www.cwcb.state.co.us


December 26, 2014--Colorado Water Plan delivered, key dilemmas remain (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Colorado lurched one more step towards resolving how to satisfy growing demands for water with stable-to-diminishing supplies when Governor Hickenlooper received the first complete draft of a statewide water plan on Dec. 10.


December 21, 2014--Water talks regard a new transmountain diversion in Colorado (Aspen Journal)

A draft seven-point framework that lays out conditions for a potential new transmountain diversion in Colorado was explained Thursday in Grand Junction to the members of four Western Slope water-planning roundtables.


December 20, 2014--Can a Water Plan Actually Work? (Denver Magazine)

On a bright Friday morning in September, James Eklund, executive director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, is dressed in a gray suit and a pink shirt to deliver his pitch to the men and women of the Public Affairs Council of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, across town from his office.


December 13, 2014--Colorado's Water Plan is a big step forward (Denver Post)

No single issue will have a more direct impact on Colorado's future than our ability to successfully and collaboratively manage our life-giving water. Water pumps the beating heart of Colorado's sublime appeal. It provides for thriving agriculture, the green hue of our forests, farmfields and, yes, even lawns.


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