‘We’re still looking for no-regret or low-regret planning [for new supplies]’ — John Stulp


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

While some are becoming impatient with scenario planning for future state water needs, it’s still the best way to head off troubles down the road, the governor’s water adviser said this week.

“We’re still looking for no-regret or low-regret planning, so that regardless of what the future holds we’re doing what we should be doing today,” said John Stulp, who advises Gov. John Hickenlooper on water issues. Stulp also chairs the Interbasin Compact Committee, formed with basin roundtables in 2005 to resolve statewide water conflicts.

At last week’s meeting of the Arkansas Basin Roundtable, the representatives to the IBCC reported there had not been much progress made on the scenario front. Basically, the five scenarios range from a hot and crowded future to a slow-growth model in which weather follows historic patterns.

More IBCC — basin roundtables coverage here.

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