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A STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVE LAURNA KAATZ DENVER WATER July 30, 2014 ~ ASP Colloquium.

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1 A STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVE LAURNA KAATZ DENVER WATER July 30, 2014 ~ ASP Colloquium

2 Issues facing Denver Water  Climate change  Drought  Wildfires  Consumer risk tolerance  Economic uncertainties  Growth  Colorado River Compact call 2

3 Projected Changes for North Central Colorado 0 3 3

4 Denver Water’s Simple Assessments ° F5° F ColoradoSouth Platte ColoradoSouth Platte Precipitation increase to offset warming 4.75% 8.25%11.50% 20105° F % Change Yield-20% Demand7%

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6 Denver Water - Scenario Planning  Use Planning Futures to represent plausible range of future conditions  Seek common near-term strategy  Identify key options to preserve 6 Decision Points Near-term strategy B C A D E

7 Denver Water’s Planning Futures 7  Traditional Future - past trends  Water Quality Rules - public demands highest quality drinking water  Hot Water - warmer climate  Economic Woes - energy crisis  Green Revolution - environmental values and sustainable living

8 “All I’m saying is now is the time to develop a plan to deflect an asteroid.” 8

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