The Resilience Planning and the Watershed Resilience Pilot Programs were specifically designed to promote resiliency through regional and cross-sector collaboration, engagement of the public at large, and to develop and implement plans and projects that
reduced community risk, restored or enhanced the environment, promoted economic and community development, promoted the development of affordable housing, implemented fair housing practices and/or enhanced the quality of life.
Central to the success of program planning was the early cross-agency partnership between the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). A Technical Assistance Team (TA Team) was procured to provide State of Colorado program managers with technical insight into the latest river science and appropriate best management practices to achieve ambitious
resiliency goals as prioritized by the communities in each watershed.