Climate Change and Mitigation in Colorado Water
Aired: June 20, 2019
Colorado’s warming future brings with it projected impacts to water supplies with possible changes in precipitation, retimed runoff flows, more extreme precipitation and drought events, water quality impacts and more. Water providers and users are taking measures to adapt—but is the water sector doing enough to curb the effects of climate change? Through this webinar, we explore the projections for Colorado’s water future, state-level policy initiatives that aim to mitigate climate change, and hear about inspiring mitigation work at the water provider and wastewater level.
Brad Udall, Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist, Colorado State University
Taryn Finnessey, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Colorado Water Conservation Board
Kurt Carson, Wastewater Services Manager, City of Grand Junction
Laurna Kaatz, Climate Scientist and Adaptation Program Manager, Denver Water