Colorado Water Plan

The Getches-Wilkinson Center has been provided with philanthropic funding to examine the Colorado Water Plan (CWP) and provide in-depth analysis and research on a few of the most promising action areas.  This research has formed the basis for discussions with key players in the Colorado water community to determine the best practical approaches to ensure that implementation of the many good ideas in the CWP actually occurs.  The research and analysis, together with implementation recommendations, are discussed in the papers available below.

This work builds upon on earlier review of the draft CWP.  That report, led by Lawrence (Larry) MacDonnell and featuring contributions from a team of prominent water scholars, is entitled: Navigating A Pathway Toward Colorado’s Water Future (2015).