Welcome to the CSU Water Center!

Western Water Symposium and Barbecue

July 25, 2016 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | Morgan Library

This day of learning, debate, and discussion focused on the politics of water features dynamic speakers from diverse backgrounds. They will each explore ways water politics have shaped our present and could affect our future. From dams to designations, from local water planning to entire basin perspectives, topics are sure to engage, excite, and entertain!

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Call for Proposals - Future Earth

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016

Future Earth is seeking proposals for their Sustainable Water Future Programme working groups. These groups will help to develop the research programme of Water Future in several key areas. They include water, sanitation and health; freshwater systems and deltas; and sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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ACS and CSU Press Releases: What happens to hydraulic fracturing wastewater on cropland

The use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has grown rapidly in the U.S. over the past 15 years -- but concerns persist that the oil and gas extraction method could harm the environment and people's health. To better understand its potential effects, scientists simulated what would happen to the wastewater produced by the technique after a spill.

Read the CSU press release

Read the ACS press release

Colorado Water March/April Issue

This issue of Colorado Water focuses on climate-smart agriculture and features articles by Bradley Udall and Nolan Doesken.

Read the newsletter online.

GRAD 592 Fall 2016 Seminar

Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm | Natural Resources Rm 109

The fall 2016 theme is Topics in Western Water Law. Seminar topics will include: History and Evolution, Compacts and Federal Law, Key Colorado Court Cases and Statutes, Hybrid Water Law Systems, Water Quality, Groundwater, and Environmental Law.

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Student Water Field Conference

September 23-25, 2016 | Grand Junction, CO

This conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any Colorado university interested in deepening their studies and understanding of Colorado water. Register soon! Space is limited.

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Sustainable Water Interdisciplinary Minor (SWIM)

The CSU Water Center's new water minor program is now open for enrollment! The purpose of this minor is to offer undergraduate students, regardless of their major, an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of the many dimensions of water management.

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MISSION: The CSU Water Center catalyzes excellence in water research, teaching, and engagement by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and creative scholarship.

The CSU Water Center brings together a network of over 200 faculty members from various departments across the CSU campus and seeks to engage students and faculty in interdisciplinary research and to promote current water-related research taking place at CSU.

A main focus area of the Water Center is to inform interested faculty, students, and community members of water related opportunities around the CSU campus and throughout the state of Colorado. We announce events, jobs and internships, research funding, and volunteer opportunities in our bi-weekly e-newsletter, The Current, as well as on our Facebook page. We also host and sponsor conferences, workshops, and seminars to highlight innovative water research and engage the CSU community.

Our office in Johnson Hall offers a space for collaborative research and learning, houses our staff, visiting faculty and water fellows. Please contact us or stop by and visit for more information!