2014: Building Resiliency
In 2014 the State and partners laid the foundation of building resiliency in Colorado, including developing the Colorado Resiliency Framework, the Colorado Resiliency Working Group, implementing a post-flood hydrology update, and launching a watershed resilience pilot program.
In June of 2014, the Colorado Recovery Office convened stakeholders from federal, state, local, non-profit and private sector partners for a Resiliency and Sustainability Summit. The summit brought together a broad range of experts to assess Colorado’s efforts to integrate resiliency into the flood recovery process, and to identify strategies to further enhance those efforts.
The recommendation that came out of the summit was for Colorado to develop an actionable roadmap – not just for the flood recovery, but also to address risks and vulnerabilities from future disasters. Following the summit, the Governor formed a cross-agency collaborative team, the Colorado Resiliency Working Group (CRWG). This leadership team was charged with developing a resiliency roadmap, and to serve as the steering committee for the State’s ongoing resiliency initiatives.
Over the course of 11 months, 150 stakeholders engaged in the CRWG to develop a vision, goals and strategies to build a culture of resilience, culminating in the Colorado Resiliency Framework.