CSU Water Center

Stories of Water Equity and Environmental Justice

 

Stories of Water Equity and Environmental Justice

 

You are invited to participate in a day of stories and dialogue with authors, academics, and citizens about their experiences with the privatization of water, water as a human right, and access to safe water and sanitation for everyone. This event is co-hosted by the CSU Water Center, the Environmental Justice Working Group sponsored through SoGES, and the Colorado Water Institute.

 

REGISTRATION: This event is full. Please CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST.

 

PARKING: Parking is limited so please consider alternative transportation or allow extra time to locate a visitor parking spot. The west side of Lot #310, located directly north of the Lory Student Center, allows you to pay by the hour. Alternatively, Lot #425, located west of Morgan Library, has pay by the hour options. Click here for additional parking options. Click here to access the campus parking map.

 

Contact us with questions and/or dietary restrictions. We look forward to seeing you there!



Agenda - Stories of Water Equity & Environmental Justice

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Colorado State University Campus | Lory Student Center, North Ballroom
1101 Center Avenue Mall | Fort Collins, CO 80523


8:00 AM

Registration and coffee (Lory Student Center, North Ballroom)

 

 

8:30 AM

Welcome and opening remarks

 

Reagan Waskom, Director, Colorado Water Institute and Chair of the CSU Water Center

 

Stephanie Malin and Melinda Laituri, SoGES Environmental Justice Working Group

 

Provost Miranda, Colorado State University

 

 

9:00 AM

Water as a Human Right

 

Cheryl Distaso, Coordinator, Fort Collins Community Action Network

 

Where are the drinking fountains in downtown Fort Collins? Water justice as a local issue

 

Kim Lemme, Global Sustainability Manager, Water For People

 

Water for people: An international tour

 

Steve Mumme, Professor of Political Science, Colorado State University

 

The new All-American Canal and other water inequities along the U.S.-Mexico boundary

   

 

Moderated by Neil Grigg, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University

 

 

10:00 AM

Break

 

 

10:15 AM

Stories of Water Privatization and Access

 

Melissa Elliot, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Denver Water

 

Underpriced, yet expensive: The water industry’s wicked problem

 

Kelsea Macilroy, Sociology Graduate Student, Colorado State University

 

How the well went dry: Tracking spatial inequality in groundwater access in the San Luis Valley, Colorado

 

Michael Wenstrom, Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA and Diane Russell, Community Involvement Coordinator, US EPA

 

Flint: The federal response – An on-the-ground perspective
   

 

Moderated by Stephanie Malin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University

 

 

11:30 AM

Keynote Luncheon

 

David Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation

 

Standing Rock Reservation and the Dakota Access pipeline conflict

   

 

Moderated by Dimitris Stevis, Professor of Political Science, Colorado State University

 

 

 

Please email csuwatercenter@gmail.com with any dietary restrictions

 

 

1:30 PM

Stories from Underrepresented Communities’ Perspectives

 

Lorelei Cloud, Vice Chairwoman, Southern Ute Tribal Council and Chair, Ten Tribes Partnership of the Colorado River Basin

 

Stepping up to be counted: The story of the Ten Tribes Partnership of the Colorado River Basin

 

Junita Martinez, Board Member, Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association

 

Historic community water sharing: A story of acequias in Soutand Chair, Ten Tribes Partnership of the Colorado River Basinhern Colorado

 

Hugo Lezama, Civil and Environmental Engineering student and Water Sustainability Fellow, Colorado State University

 

National Western Center youth water project: Diversifying voices and raising awareness

   

 

Moderated by MaryLou Smith, Policy and Collaboration Specialist, Colorado Water Institute

 

 

2:30 PM

Break

 

 

2:45 PM

Stories from an International Perspective

 

Melinda Laituri, Professor of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University

 

Woldezion Mesghinna, President and Principal Engineer, Natural Resources Consulting Engineers

 

Bill Timpson, Professor, School of Education, Colorado State University

   

 

Moderated by Melinda Laituri, Professor of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University

 

 

3:50 PM

Stories of Rivers and Environmental Justice

 

Ellen Wohl, Professor of Geosciences, Colorado State University

 

An environmental bill of rights for rivers

 

Gary Wockner, Executive Director, Save the Poudre

 

Rivers as legal and living entities

 

Sarah Romano, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado

 

Water equity and environmental justice: Where do we go from here?

   

 

Moderated by Reagan Waskom, Colorado Water Institute and CSU Water Center

 

 

4:45 PM

Audience discussion and closing remarks

 

 

5:15 PM

Reception (Lory Student Center, Longs Peak Room)

 

Cash bar and refreshments will be provided