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Sustainability Subcommittee 

The purpose of the Sustainability Subcommittee is to address sustainability as it relates to the Rules.  This subcommittee is the first state-sponsored group of its kind in Colorado.

Sustainability may be defined in this context as:
[A] prospective water management of natural resources, particularly in regard to groundwater aquifers, as a protection and management of the benefits enjoyed by current users, as well as exercising a form of stewardship to protect those benefits and uses for future generations.

The meeting agendas, minutes, public comments and any additional subcommittee documents are now filed with Rulemaking Documents for Rio Grande Groundwater Withdrawal Rules, Effective 9/23/2015