Each year the Center funds a select number of Water Research Teams to catalyze innovative research through interdisciplinary collaboration and creative scholarship among CSU faculty, researchers, and students. These awards provide an unique opportunity to accelerate progress in research and enable the academic and experiential realm of water resources at CSU.


Aditi Bhaskar et al.
Harnessing the power of the crowd to monitor urban street flooding

John Hribljan et al.
Hydrologic drivers of peatland development and carbon accumulation in western Washington

Kristen Rasmussen et al.
The current and future state of water resources for the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Paul Evangelista et al.
Measuring impacts of forest disturbance on streamflow

Jay Ham et al.
Next generation soil moisture measurement technology for research, water management, and environmental monitoring

Pat Keys et al.
Who changes the rain? Linking the social dynamics of pastoralism and atmospheric water recycling to enable Sustainable Development Goal achievement

Stephanie Malin et al.
Food-Energy-Water Systems (FEWS) justice: urban and rural corridors in the Rio Grande-Bravo Basin (RGB)

Ryan Morrison et al.
Development of a novel framework for estimating moisture susceptibility attributable to natural flood hazards in the U.S.

Tony Cheng et al.
A Systems Modeling Approach to Quantify Forest Fuel Treatment Effects on Wildlife Severity and Post-Fire Erosion

Will Clements et al.
Developing a Comprehensive Understanding of Metal Impacts on Stream Ecosystems in Colorado

Susan De Long et al.
Biotreatment of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products during Water Treatment for Reuse: Ensuring Human Safety at the Food-Water Nexus

Michael Falkowski et al.
Quantifying the Scope and Impact of Permanent Agricultural Dry-Up Due to Rural to Urban Water Transfers

Jens Blotevogel et. al
New Frontiers in the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems: Exploring Food Crop Uptake of Contaminants from Oil & Gas Wastewater

Steven Fonte et. al 
Evaluating alternative water and nutrient management strategies as climate-smart agricultural options for Colorado and beyond

Michael Ronayne et. al 
Evaluating the Energy Cost of Groundwater Production in the Denver Basin Sandstone Aquifers

Elizabeth Ryan et. al 
One Health Surveillance of Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria in Fort Collins, CO

Christopher Myrick et. al 
Investigation of the Effects of Whitewater Parks on Native Fishes in Colorado: A Novel Two-Dimensional Modeling Approach

Stacy Lynn et. al
From Water Scarce to Water Source: The Governance of New Water in the Kenyan Drylands

Sara Rathburn et. al
Flow, Sediment Transport, and Nutrient Flux Monitoring using Seismic and Infrasound Signals

Thomas Borch, et. al
Impact of Shale-Gas Development on Surface Water and Lake Sediment Contamination

Brooke Anderson et. al
Fixing the Leaks: Uniting epidemiologists and environmental engineers to investigate and improve water infrastructure and human health during extreme rainfall and floods

MaryLou Smith et. al
Can Clarifying the Issues in a Conflict Instead of Attempting to Resolve it Improve Relationships Between Adversaries and Lead to Improved Community Dialogue?

Tom Sale et. al
CSU Subsurface Water Storage Initiative

Tim Covino et. al
Loss of Catchment Retention: Interactions between Catchment Morphology, Residence Time, and Geochemical Processing Amidst a Changing Hydrologic Regime

Yan Vivian Li & William Sanford
How carbongenic nanoparticles (CNPs) Move Through Various Types of Porous Media Under Conditions that Replicate the Natural Environment

Jay Ham et. al
New Technology for Measuring Sap Flow and Transpiration in Agricultural and Native Ecosystems

Jessica Davis et. al
THE WATER:NITROGEN TRADE-OFF: Optimizing the Use of Water to Fix N and Reduce Agriculture’s C Footprint

Dana Winkelman & David Walters
Rocky Mountain Streams Past and Present: The Influence of Forest Stand Age and Wood Deposition on Trout and Insect Biomass

Mike Gooseff et. al
Exploring the Water – Energy Nexus at CSU: Hydrologic Fate and Transport of Chemicals Used in Oil & Gas Development

Ed Hall et. al
Developing Scholarly Excellence Across the Aquatic-terrestrial Interface: Understanding the Hydro-bio-geo-chemistry of Extreme Events

Sybil Sharvelle et. al
Evaluation of Urban Nutrient Loading and Recommendations for Cost Effective Treatment Technologies

Patrick Byrne et. al
Drought Stress Adaptation in Winter Wheat through Soil Microbial Interactions and Root Architecture

Sheryl Magzamen et. al
Characterizing Biological Pollutants in Agricultural Runoff at Colorado Dairies

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2017 CSU SOURCE: Water Center Announces Seven Grant Recipients