Webinar: The Latest on Demand Management
Creating an equitable, feasible program in Colorado—Where do we stand?
Under the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, signed in May 2019, Colorado and its neighboring upper Colorado River Basin states of New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming were granted the ability to bank conserved water in Lake Powell and other upper basin reservoirs in case of a future water crisis—but only if the states agree on an upper basin demand management program.
The states are exploring the feasibility of such a program, and Colorado itself is digging in with insight from workgroups and the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC), per a work plan outlined by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. But there are still many unanswered questions around demand management.
Join us for an update on progress and current thinking around demand management in Colorado. We'll discuss themes that emerged during a two-day joint meeting between the IBCC and demand management workgroups in March, including what "equity" might mean and how a pilot project slated to begin this summer could help answer some technical questions around feasibility. Join us to hear from leaders around the state working to move this exploration forward.
Amy Ostdiek, Deputy Chief of the Federal, Interstate and Water Information Section, Colorado Water Conservation Board
Paul Bruchez, Reeder Creek Ranch and Outfitter
Kyle Whitaker, Water Rights Manager, Northern Water
Mark Harris, General Manager, Grand Valley Water Users Association
This webinar is possible thanks to support from the Colorado Water Conservation Board