September 14, 2007--Water panel urges cooperative planning (Rocky Mountain News)

Colorado must continue to push for a more collaborative, statewide approach to water planning, for more water conservation and for equitable ways to develop new supplies, a University of Denver study panel said Thursday. "By working together we can have a solid, assured water future," said DU Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie, who co-chaired the panel. "The bad news is there is no silver bullet." The panel issued a set of nine recommendations, most of which echo themes others are already trying to implement, such as cooperative planning between river basins, reform of the Colorado water court system, and removal of such thirsty invasive species as Russian olive trees from riverbanks.

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