Issues

  •  Challenges:
    • Drought Response and Climate Change
    • Over-Allocation of the Colorado River
    • Increasing Population Growth
  • Priorities:
    • Emphasize a collaborative approach to water management, which includes conservation, reuse, replenishment, storage, and augmentation 
    • Engage stakeholders to hear diverse perspectives so that together we can determine optimal solutions
    • Mobilize people to solve technical problems with innovative technology and adaptive challenges through dynamic discussion, trade-offs, and compromise
    • Assist stakeholders to identify core values so that we can find common ground between rural and urban areas and so that agriculture, cities, developers, tribes, and environmental groups all have a voice in the conversation
    • Support water pricing that balances affordability with fiscal responsibility
    • Prioritize a diversified, reliable, affordable energy portfolio that includes renewable energy
    • Encourage a water conservation ethic in all sectors of the community
    • Incentivize efficiency and conservation
    • Provide resources and infrastructure to rural and underserved communities
    • Preserve the Colorado River and its ecosystems