The bill requires the Colorado water conservation board (CWCB) to perform a comprehensive literature review of existing research on the challenges and opportunities of desalination facilities in California or Mexico. The literature review must include a summary of the current status of research on desalination, including quantification of certain costs of and benefits that could be realized from the construction and perpetual operation of one or more water desalination facilities in California or Mexico, or both.
On or before July 1, 2025, the CWCB must complete the study and submit a report of the CWCB's findings and recommendations to:
- The Colorado legislative committees of reference that consider water matters;
- The governor; and
- The bureau of reclamation in the federal department of the interior.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)