Sustainable City Network
covered sustainability initiatives by the City and County of Denver.
While Colorado's epic floods of September 2013 made national news, it has been a water disaster of another kind that worries Denver's Chief Sustainability Officer Jerry Tinianow the most.
"Really it's the lack of precipitation," he said. "Drought is a much bigger threat here."
In June, Denver published its first Climate Adaptation Plan
, intended to help the city and county prepare, mitigate and plan for risks associated with an increase in temperature and urban heat island effect, an increase in frequency of extreme weather events, and a reduced snowpack and earlier snowmelt, among other potential consequences of climate change. A hotter, dryer climate does not bode well for area ski resorts, which represent an important segment of the region's economy.
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