Under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order, Colorado Water Conservation Board director James Eklund and his staff are tasked with putting together Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan by the end of this year. In an interview with The Colorado Independent, Eklund discusses the politics and challenges of the plan, including criticisms that the current draft isn’t yet specific enough.
Need more background before diving in? Get up to speed on the state water plan by reading editor Susan Greene’s “Waiting for Chapter 10: What’s the plan in the state water plan?” and contributor Bob Berwyn’s coverage of earlier planning stages.
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