Water and Land Use Planning
The State of Colorado works to identify and promote local government best practices for integrating land use and water planning.
Looking for Technical Assistance?
Access Water and Land use Integration Technical Assistance by contacting:
- Scott Williamson, Land Use and Water Planner at email@example.com.
Water and Land Use Integration Resources
Tools for Local Governments
Examples of available tools for integrated water and land use planning include:
- Colorado Growing Water Smart Self-Assessment and Guidebook
(by Sonoran Institute and Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy)
- Incorporating Water into Comprehensive Planning
(by Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy)
- Best Practices for Implementing Water Conservation and Demand Management Through Land Use Planning Efforts
(developed for an audience of Colorado water providers by Getches Wilkinson Center and Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy)
- Examples of Best Practices in Colorado (by UC-Denver)
Planning Resources at DOLA
Understanding the State’s Role in Water and Land Use Integration
- Colorado Water Plan
- Colorado Water Conservation Board
- HB20-1095 Local Governments Water Elements In Master Plans
- SB15-008 Promote Water Conservation In Land Use Planning
Not finding what you are looking for? Contact Scott Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more resources.
Colorado Water and Land Use Planning Alliance
What is the Alliance?
The Alliance is a non-formal group that helps local communities to effectively incorporate water in comprehensive planning. The work of the Alliance supports priorities in the Colorado Water Plan. Participants from state agencies, local governments, advocacy organizations, research organizations, and other interested parties come together to develop resources, provide technical assistance, and track progress on water and land use integration across Colorado.
How to get involved
Quarterly meetings of the Alliance are a great place to understand Colorado’s efforts to integrate water and land use. For meeting summaries, visit the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Land Use page. Contact Scott Williamson (email@example.com) to learn more.