What we set out to do
State water planners and managers have reason to improve their
understanding of drought and drought impacts on the Colorado water
user community, given changing public perceptions, competing uses
for water, and the impacts of the current drought. For these reasons
the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) undertook this project.
The project was developed to plan, develop and implement an assessment,
the Drought & Water Supply Assessment, to engage Colorado
water users to:
- Determine how prepared Colorado has been for drought, and
- Identify limitations, and related measures, to better prepare
us for future droughts.
The CWCB will utilize this information to reinforce its statewide
advocacy focus and role on water issues. Through technical, policy
and financial support, the CWCB can aide local water users in
planning for and mitigating the affects and impacts of drought.
As facilitators of water issues at the state and regional level,
the CWCB is also in position to help the water community answer
the difficult water rights, water use and water supply questions
that will drive future water management and planning in all business
sectors and aspects of life.