Ritter kicked off the Governor's Conference on Managing Drought and Climate Risk, a three-day conference designed to begin planning for possible droughts in a time of climate change. Ritter called for communities to put new emphasis on planning for drought.
…Ritter called for the state to begin building a framework to determine the scope of obstacles facing water users. He called for innovative solutions. "If we fail, we impact the future of our children and grandchildren," Ritter said....
The conference unveiled a new report by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the
Harris Sherman, director of the Department of Natural Resources, called for all state municipal water providers to come up with drought plans. "Only 27 percent of the state's water suppliers have drought plans,"