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Calendar of Events

Annual Water Events

Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture

Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lectures

The Geological Society of America, Hydrogeology Division selects nominated lecturers based on outstanding contributions to hydrogeology or a closely related field through original research and public communication, and the potential for continued contributions to the profession. In partnership with the CSU Department of Geosciences, we have hosted Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturers since 2017.

Water in the West

Water in the West Symposium

Every year, this event mirrors programing and conversations that will be ongoing at Spur. The 2021 CSU System Water in the West Symposium will be held virtually Nov. 2-3, 2022 at the Seawell Ballroom in downtown Denver.

Poudre River Forum

Poudre River Forum

The Poudre River Forum, an initiative of the Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group (PRTI), brings together those on the Poudre who farm, deliver clean potable water, drink beer, recreate, and advocate for river health to learn from one another and to explore how we can move from conflict to collaboration.

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World Water Day

World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater. The Colorado Water Center started celebrating World Water Day at CSU in 2015.

Hydrology Days 2021 Student Showcase March 30-31

AGU Hydrology Days

The Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days meeting provides a unique opportunity for students, faculty, staff and practitioners to engage in wide range of water-related interdisciplinary research topics. The CoWC supports this spring meeting in collaboration with CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and One Water Solutions Institute.

CSU Earth Month

Earth Month highlights some of the ways CSU is committed to sustainability every week of the year. CSU is hosting a virtual Earth Day Festival starting April 1, 2021 with tons of fun ways to interact at

Dr. Norm Evans Lecture Series

Dr. Norm Evans Lecture Series

The Dr. Norm Evans Endowment, established by Ken and Ruth Wright of Wright Water Engineers, honors Norm Evans, director of the Colorado Water Center from 1967 to 1988. This annual lecture brings distinguished individuals to CSU to speak on water management, education, and policy.

Hach Walk for Water

The Annual Hach Walk for Water brings together Hach associates, along with their families, friends, neighbors, and community leaders to replicate the walk that so many people in the developing world take daily to secure water for their families. The Colorado Water Center has partnered with Hach on the Walk for six years raising upwards of $300,000.