What’s New

Colorado Water Newsletter
June 2021

Whats New

Climate change and adaptation frame discussions in the latest edition of our Colorado Water publication. Read insights from experts on current climate conditions, the 2000-2021 “Millennium Drought”, future estimations of water flows, collaborative partnerships, and how our water managers plan to adapt to fundamental changes to water resources.

Congratulations to CSU’s Spring 2021 graduates of the Sustainable Water Interdisciplinary Minor!

Congrats SWIM Graduates of Spring 2021

Deficit irrigation drives maize root distribution and soil microbial communities with implications for soil carbon dynamics

Nora Flynn collecting field data.

New publication studies impacts of deficit irrigation on root and soil properties. CoWC Agricultural Water Specialist, Nora Flynn, and researchers from CSU and USDA examined how water stress on corn crops alters root growth, soil microbiomes, soil aggregations, and carbon concentrations.

Spotlight on CSU COVID Wastewater Sampling Team

Photo courtesy of John Eisele / CSU Photography

The success of CSU’s hybrid model that allowed the campus to stay open most of the year is in part thanks to the behind-the-scenes work of a handful of students, staff, and faculty. We are celebrating the hard-working people that kept CSU open in the June issue of The Current.

Congratulations to the 2021 – 2022 CSU Competitive Grant Program Awardees!

Camille Stevens-Rumann, left, a forestry researcher at Colorado State University, graduate assistant Zoe Schapira , and Field Technician Zane Dickson-Hunt gather data amid the burn scar of the 2018 Spring Fire June 11, 2019 near La Veta, Colo. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Our five awarded projects confront the cutting-edge of water science, seek to define ethics of rivers, and are reaching underserved populations.