Fall 2020 GRAD592 | Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar Series
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. The theme and schedule for 2020 will be announced prior to the start of the semester.
Students who have enrolled in GRAD 592 in the past may also enroll in this offering.
All interested faculty, students, and off-campus guests are welcome to attend.
Seminar Series Archives
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 law overlay. The seminar spotlighted four case studies:
- Platte River (Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming)
- High Plains Aquifer (Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas)
- Rio Grande River (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas)
- Colorado River (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Mexico)
Download the 2019 Syllabus
Intro, Western Water Law
08/26/2019 • Jennifer Gimbel, CoWC • Download
Wyoming Water Issues: Platte River, Yellowstone River, Colorado River, Groundwater
09/23/2019 • Steve Wolff, Wyoming State Engineer's Office • Download
Kansas Water Issues: Arkansas River, Republican River
09/30/2019 • David Robbins, Hill and Robbins P.C.
Groundwater Management: Lessons from Colorado v. Kansas
International Water Issues with Mexico
10/07/2019 • Jennifer Pitt, Autobon; Steve Mumme, Professor, Political Science • Download
Platte River Issues Affecting Colorado
10/14/2019 • Alan Berryman, Assistant General Manager, NCWCD, Berthoud • Download
Interstate Water Law
10/21/2019 • Jennifer Gimbel, CoWC
Upper Colorado River Compact and Drought Plans
10/28/2019 • Karen Kwon, Colorado Attorney General's Office • Download
Managing Interstate Compacts in Colorado
11/04/2019 • Kevin Rein, Colorado State Engineer • Download
The Role of NGO's in Interstate and International Water Issues
11/11/2019 • Ted Kowalski, Senior Program Officer, Walton Family Foundation
New Mexico Water Issues: Rio Grande, Pueblo and Native American Issues; Texas v. New Mexico
11/18/2019 • Rolf Schmidt-Peterson, Director, New Mexico Interstate Streams Commission
Politics, Political Will, Bureaucracy
12/02/2019 • Jennifer Gimbel, CoWC
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
GRAD 592 2016 recordings and live streams