Facing Our Future: A Balanced Water Solution for Colorado
Western Resource Advocates, Trout Unlimited and the Colorado Environmental Coalition have released a new report on how to satisfy demands for water along the Front Range for the next 25 years. Facing Our Future: A Balanced Water Solution for Colorado presents a balanced approach for increasing the Front Range's water supply faster with less harm to the environment and much less controversy than water projects have faced in the past.
With Colorado's arid climate, the recent severe drought and the state's growing population, new demands for water and pressure on water sources in the state have dramatically increased. In the past, the typical approach to boosting water supply involved building a large new dam and filling it with water often taken from a river basin in a different part of the state. Such water projects have frequently turned into hostile battlegrounds for competing water demands and values. In order to change this dynamic, members of the Colorado conservation community have developed this portfolio of strategies that prioritizes water conservation and efficiency, and protection of Colorado's world-famous rivers.
The following are available on this website:
- Facing Our Future: A Balanced Water Solution for Colorado (full report) (1.7 mb)
- Read a brief summary of the report.
- Download the Executive Summary (680k)
- Download the Press Release (15kb)