Implementing Colorado's Water Plan Story Map

NEW! Implementing Colorado's Water Plan Story Map

In two months, Colorado will reach an important milestone: the two-year "birthday" of Colorado's Water Plan. Some birthdays may seem more important than others, but each offers a chance to celebrate, reflect, focus, and look forward to the years to come.

Coloradans from every corner, every crest, and every valley of our state have been working hard – collaborating, partnering, and persevering to implement Colorado's Water Plan for nearly two years. This journey started many years ago, far before Governor Hickenlooper issued an executive order in May of 2013 calling for a strategic plan for our state's water resources. However, it was at that time that Coloradans were re-energized to rise up to the challenge in a new way. It was time to put many years of conversations, plans, and ideas into words – words that would catalyze action and unite our collective efforts toward a better future for not only Colorado, but the entire western region. 

The CWCB is honored to help lead this effort as a facilitator, advocate, and administrator. We at the CWCB want to take the next two months - to work with all of you - to both celebrate how far we’ve come and to measure how far we have to go to achieve the measurable objectives and goals set out in Colorado's Water Plan.

We all have a responsibility to periodically pause for reflection, assessment, and reorientation on our journey toward those goals. The collective “we” - as communities, organizations, and individuals - owe it to ourselves, and to the future of this great state, to acknowledge how far we’ve come. When we reflect on our successes and challenges, we engage the power of adaptive management. We learn where we need to refocus, prioritize, and mobilize to get where we need to be.

The CWCB needs your help to do this! We are sharing our story with you and we ask that you share yours with us. What have you been doing to implement Colorado's Water Plan? Let us know!

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