Public Education, Participation and Outreach (PEPO)
When the Colorado General Assembly established the Basin Roundtables and the Interbasin Compact Committee in 2005 they included a provision for Public Education, Participation and Outreach, or PEPO. This website is a part of that effort. Each Roundtable has a PEPO effort that works to inform the public about the Roundtable’s activities as well as other State activities like the Colorado Water Plan.
Each Roundtable also receives an annual stipend of $6000 from the Colorado Water Conservation Board for their public outreach and education work. These funds are often given in part to further the educational efforts of local watershed and water education groups.
Goals of PEPO include:
- The interbasin compact committee shall develop a public education, participation, and outreach working group
- The public education, participation, and outreach working group shall:
- Create a process to inform, involve, and educate the public on the interbasin compact committee’s activities and progress of the interbasin compact negotiations; and
- Create a mechanism by which public input and feedback can be relayed to the interbasin compact committee and compact negotiators.
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