Expanding the Toolbox of Water Financing Options
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Gone are the days when funding western water needs was merely a task of gaining Congressional authorization and appropriations for new dams and reservoirs. Today, federal funds are limited, and much of what needs to happen does not involve new infrastructure. A vast toolbox of potential funding strategies are, at least theoretically, available, although many options are unproven. Many such strategies are under consideration in Colorado for implementing the State Water Plan.
Nancy A. Smith
Director of External Affairs, Colorado River Basin Program, The Nature Conservancy
Deputy Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board