Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar


Colorado Water Center Courses at CSU
GRAD592 | Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar Series


Thank you for joining us in Fall 2022. Find below the recordings of the lectures and the recommended readings shared by our guest lecturers.

Each fall the Colorado Water Center offers this interdisciplinary seminar series emphasizing issues important to the water resources community. Content relates to a preselected theme each semester and features prominent speakers from around the region. Students who have enrolled in GRAD592 in the past may also enroll in this offering.

All interested faculty, students, and off-campus guests are welcome to attend.

CRN: 69155
Credit Hours: 1
Schedule: Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual and in person at Wagar Room 232

Course Instructor:
Jennifer Gimbel | Senior Water Policy Scholar
Colorado Water Center
Jennifer.Gimbel@colostate.edu


Date of Seminar Seminar Title Speaker(s) Title and Organization
August 22nd Introduction and Preview
August 29th Law of the Colorado River Jennifer Gimbel CoWC
September 12th Climate Change and the Colorado River Brad Udall Senior Water & Climate Scientists/Scholar, CoWC
September 19th Colorado River and Tribes Ute Mountain Ute Representative
September 26th Colorado River Symposium
October 3rd Colorado River and Northern Colorado Brad Wind Northern Water
October 10th Colorado River and Western Colorado Steve Wolff
Andy Mueller
Southwestern Colorado River Conservation District
Colorado River Conservation District
October 17th Policy for the State of Colorado Becky Mitchell Colorado Water Conservation Board
October 24th Policy for the Upper Basin Chuck Cullom Upper Colorado River Compact Commission
October 31st Policy for the Lower Basin Brenda Berman Former Commissioner of Reclamation
November 7th Management of Colorado River Terry Fulp Former Regional Director, Reclamation
November 14th Environmental Issues on the Colorado River Jennifer Pitt
Taylor Hawes
National Audubon Society
The Nature Conservancy
November 28th Dialogue on Colorado River Challenges Jennifer Gimbel CoWC
December 5th Presentation of Final Papers

Seminar Series Archives

2021: Sharing Visions for a Sustainable Water Future

Introduction to Western Water Law and Sustainability 08/23/2021 • Jennifer Gimbel, Interim Director, CoWC Download Required Readings and Seminar Links: Human Evolution Led to an Extreme Thirst for Water Definition of Sustainability Seminar Recording Week 1 Federal, State, and International

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2020: Western Water Law, Policy, and Institutions

Click to Enlarge Western Water Law 08/24/2020 • Jennifer Gimbel, Colorado Water Center Required Readings and Seminar Links: Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law, Week 1 Audio, Week 1 PowerPoint Click to Enlarge State Water Institutions & Policy 08/31/2020 •

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2019: Transboundary Aquifer and River Governance

The Fall 2019 seminar series explored the law, governance, and management of transboundary water resources, including water law throughout the West and especially Colorado. Topics included interstate agreements, decrees governing water distribution, and interstate groundwater issues, with a national water

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2018: Topics in Colorado Water Law

The Fall 2018 seminar series included topics of history and evolution, administration, water court, inter/intrastate compacts, key cases and statutes, water quality, environmental law, and groundwater. Download the 2018 Syllabus

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