Colorado Growing Water Smart Request for Applications

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Growing Water Smart: Integrated Water and Land Use Planning Workshop

When: May 20th, 25th, and 27th, 2021
Where: Online Workshop

Application Period is Closed

The impacts of a hotter and drier climate in Colorado have created significant uncertainty about water availability in the coming decades. Challenges to balancing water needs with available water supplies requiring local jurisdictions to reevaluate water issues and to assume new leadership roles.

City and town officials, water providers and planners can increase sustainability and create water smart communities even as populations grow. The right tools, knowledge and plans make a big difference.

The Growing Water Smart program introduces communities to the full range of communications, public engagement, planning, and policy implementation tools to realize their watershed health and community resiliency goals.

Through Growing Water Smart, Colorado communities can learn how they can integrate land use and water planning.

Participants in this program will gain:

  • Insight. A better understanding of how land use and climatic trends impact water supply and demand at local, state, and basin levels.
  • Flexibility. The strategies and tools to integrate water and land use planning to better adapt to change and uncertainty.
  • Engagement. Decision makers from multiple disciplines, departments, agencies, and organizations commit to common goals around water.
  • Clarity. Clear and concise language to communicate critical community goals around water to gain community and decision maker support.
  • Collaboration. Regional professional relationships with peers.
  • A path forward. An action plan tailored to your community’s needs.

Download the PDF and follow the instructions to apply.