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Colorado Water Conservation Board
Drought & Climate Change Specialist
Office of Water Conservation & Drought Planning
drought & cliamte change


Taryn also provides technical expertise in the coordination of the CWCB's participation in regional efforts to develop hydrologic models that analyze the impacts of climate change on water resources and future demands. She is responsible for reviewing, researching and analyzing data necessary to develop approaches for quantifying and considering uncertainties and vulnerability in water resource planning & management, focusing primarily on climate change and implementation of water management strategies. Prior to CWCB Taryn worked in the nonprofit sector seeking cost effective approaches to the balance between human water demands and protection of the natural environment. She has authored and co-authored numerous comparative analyses on western water issues in the urban sector. She has also worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency on climate change. She holds a B.A. in Earth and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, and a M.A. in Global Environmental Policy from American University. Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi works on Drought Planning and Climate Change for the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Her duties include: conducting research and analysis of existing drought planning & implementation efforts; providing technical assistance to water providers and users throughout Colorado in the development, implementation, and monitoring of drought mitigation planning programs, including managing the revision of the Colorado State Drought Mitigation and Response plan.