Climate & Colorado’s Water Future workshop — Colorado Foundation for Water Education

Thanks to all who joined, spoke and sponsored CFWE’s 2015 Climate and Colorado’s Water Future Workshop. Read a recap of the day by Coyote Gulch’s John Orr:

Coyote Gulch

Statewide annual average temperature 1900-1912 via Western Water Assessment Statewide annual average temperature 1900-1912 via Western Water Assessment

Over the past year two reports about climate change have made their way into the water resources planning discussion.

Jeff Lukas, Western Water Assessment was lead author for Climate Change in Colorado:A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation. The report explains the science and the data that make up our current understanding of the effects of climate change on Colorado water resources.

The second report, Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study was produced by Western Water Assessment, CSU and CU. The report looks at the vulnerabilities of systems, and makes recommendations about building resilience. Mr. Lukas was also a lead author on the second report.

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education invited Mr. Lukas to address thsose subjects at their annual workshop and tour of the National Ice Core Lab.

By looking at the temperature record for Colorado…

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