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Public Engagement with Colorado's Water Plan




It's been just over three months since Coloradans got a first look at the state's water plan. The draft that was submitted to Gov. John Hickenlooper came after more than 800 public meetings held across the state. But despite an extensive education and outreach campaign, how involved is the general public in planning Colorado's water future? 


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Pair Sound with Sight 

Kate McIntire  

Kate McIntire, Outreach, Education and Public Engagement with the Colorado Water Board says that all comments received through May 1, 2015 will be considered in the second draft of Colorado’s Water Plan.

 Senator Ellen Roberts  

Senator Ellen Roberts, a Republican from Durango, co­sponsored legislation that required even more public involvement with the Colorado Water Plan.

theresa connelly  

Theresa Conley, a water advocate with Conservation Colorado says all voices need to be heard when it comes to planning Colorado’s water future.


Take the Next Step: Read & Get Involved

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education wants to help you speak fluently and get involved with Colorado's Water Plan. Check out the following: 


Connecting the Drops Partners

Connecting the Drops is a radio collaboration between the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and Colorado Community Radio Stations KGNU, KDNK and KRCC.

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 Support for 2016 programming comes from CoBank