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Agricultural Water Conservation Clearinghouse
The below agencies are instrumental in providing the best resources and assitance for the broad-scale implementation of agricultural water conservation programs. In addition to programs, each website contains information regarding: past, present and future projects, experts, new...
City of Aspen : Canary Initiative
The City of Aspen’s Canary Initiative was created in 2005 to address the climate challenge and provide leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions locally. Through policy, research, education and community engagement, the Canary Initiative is helping Aspen transform itself...
City of Boulder : Climate Adaptation
As the climate changes, so must Boulder. To effectively address the challenges that a changing climate will bring, climate adaptation and mitigation (i.e., reducing local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions) policies must complement each other and efforts within and across sectors...
City of New York : Plan NYC
Scientists have predicted that unless greenhouse gas emissions are substantially stemmed by the end othe century, climate change will become irreversible. Almost every action we take has an impact on the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. As a result, out...
Colorado Department of Agriculture : Salinity Control Program
The Basin States Parallel Program offers financial assistance of up to 75% to landowners in order to improve the efficiency of irrigation systems on their land in western Colorado. It is estimated that over 1,000,000 tons of salt were entering the Colorado River each year from...
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) : Climate Change Program
Colorado is in the process of developing a strategic plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with the Governor's Policy Office, the Governor's Energy Office, and the Department of Natural Resources to identify...
Colorado Governor's Office of Policy and Initiatives : Climate
Gov. Ritter released the state's first Climate Action Plan in November 2007 as a call to action to address global warming and the environmental challenges facing our state. The plan sets out strategies we can adopt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, and...
Colorado Governor's Office of Policy and Initiatives : Sustainable Main Streets
Limited financial resources at all levels of government create a challenge for many programs and services. Understanding the need to be more efficient and innovative in how the state works with communities in identifying needs and solutions, Governor Bill Ritter has directed...
Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study
The Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado and Lower Colorado Regions, in collaboration with representatives of the seven Colorado River Basin States, submitted a Proposal in June 2009 to fund the "Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study" under Reclamation's Basin...
Colorado State University (CSU) : Colorado Climate Center
The Colorado Climate Center was established by the state in 1974, through the Colorado State University Agricultural Experiment Station, to provide information and expertise on Colorado's complex climate. Through its threefold program of Climate Monitoring (data acquisition,...
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) : Colorado River Water Availability Study (CRWAS)
Over the last decade Colorado has seen rapidly increasing demands placed on our water supply by both traditional consumptive and more recent non-consumptive (recreational and environmental) uses. By the year 2030 Colorado's population is expected to grow to about 7.1 million...
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) : Colorado Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI)
In 2003, the Colorado legislature recognized the critical need to understand and better prepare for our long-term water needs, and authorized the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to implement the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI). The overall objective of SWSI is...
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) : Drought & Water Supply Assessment (DWSA)
The Colorado Drought & Water Supply Assessment 2004 (DWSA) is the first statewide project to determine how prepared Colorado has been prepared for drought and identify measures that will better prepare us for the next drought. The DWSA was implemented to ascertain the opinions...
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) : Front Range Drought Response Task Force
The Front Range Drought Response Task Force consists of Front Range water providers and cities in the Denver media shed. The group recently met to discuss Drought responses for systems, and to coordinate information for the public and media in anticipation for a potential...
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) : Joint Front Range Climate Change Vulnerability Study (JFRCCVS)
There is increasing concern among metropolitan water providers in Colorado’s Front Range regarding the possible impacts of on their future water supply. A group of Front Range water agencies are working together on a study intended to provide the education, tools, and...
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) : Water Availability Task Force
Colorado drought planning has been developed through the preparation and implementation of the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan. The plan consists of four components: monitoring, assessment, mitigation, and response. Monitoring is ongoing and accomplished, at a...
Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) : Water Conservation Planning
Water conservation is a key element of overall water resources planning. Long-term water conservation planning is needed to extend Colorado’s water supply as demands on it increase from a growing population. The Office of Water Conservation & Drought Planning (OWCDP) has been...
Denver Water : Planning for an Uncertain Future
Denver Water’s Planning Division focuses on water adaptation activities to identify potential impacts, access vulnerability and plan for potential changes. Activities include: Vulnerability Assessment; Tree Ring Analysis/Past Variability; Water Utility Climate Alliance; Joint...
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) : Colorado Local Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plans
Linked list of Plans at the City, County, and Regional level.
This project operates in Colorado.
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) : Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan 2008 for the State of Colorado
State and local governments must continue to improve their ability to respond to natural hazards. To that end, it is imperative that different levels of government be able to cooperate with one another in developing approaches and responses that mitigate hazards. In Colorado,...