Engaging in local decision-making to reduce groundwater use
Steve Kramer, Colorado
Producer and Chair, Water Preservation Partnership
The Water Preservation Partnership, a group of groundwater managers and producers, is working on a resolution to mandate reduced groundwater pumping within the Colorado's Northern High Plains Designated Ground Water Basin.
"More and more people are realizing the value of the water. We’ve got to have that water for so many reasons. Not just for ten, twenty or thirty years but way beyond that, because the value of the land is tied to the water. The water is necessary to keep the people in the towns—in the cities, to run the services—water drives our ag-based economy. We realize we need to work together to make the water go as far as possible.
- Steve Kramer