2014-06-20 The Colorado Water Plan: What Is Colorado's Future?

View the Prezi presentation from the 92nd CML Annual Conference.

Gov. John Hickenlooper promises that the Colorado Water Plan will “provide a path forward for providing Coloradans with the water we need while supporting healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture.” Without it, “we face the loss of hundreds of thousands of acres of productive farmland, water shortages for our cities and towns, difficulties responding to drought, wildfires and climate change, and watersheds that are environmentally threatened.” Examine the truth of these assumptions and the proper role of the state government in the process of addressing water issues. Presenter: James Eklund, Colorado Water Conservation Board director