We must ensure implementation of the plan in order to protect our rivers, accelerate urban conservation, improve aging agricultural infrastructure, and make water management more flexible.

Colorado’s Water Plan was finalized in November 2015. It can set a course for a secure water future to preserve what we love about Colorado. But we must ensure implementation of the plan, especially those parts that reflect the overwhelming public support for protecting our rivers, accelerating urban conservation, improving aging agricultural infrastructure, and making water management more flexible. State leaders must take five essential actions in 2016.