Welcome to the CSU Water Center!

2016-2017 Call for Proposals Now Open!

Application Deadline: March 28, 2016

The CSU Water Center seeks proposals for the 2016-2017 grants program. Proposals may be submitted in three categories: Multi-Disciplinary Research/Proposal Teams, Faculty Fellows, and Water Symposium/Workshop.

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Sustainable Water Interdisciplinary Minor (SWIM)

The CSU Water Center's new water minor program is now open for enrollment! The purpose of this minor is to offer undergraduate students, regardless of their major, an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of the many dimensions of water management.

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Distinguished Lecture - Mike Connor

March 9, 2016 | 6:00-8:00 pm | Lory Student Center Theatre

Michael L. Connor is a key leader in implementing the Administration's priorities for the Department of the Interior, including water policy and relations in the face of an unprecedented Western drought. Connor has more than two decades of experience in the public sector, having served as the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation from 2009 to 2014, where he led efforts to promote the sustainable use of water to effectively address current and future challenges associated with water supply and power generation in the American West.

36th Annual AGU Hydrology Days

March 21-23, 2016 | Lory Student Center

Hydrology Days has been held on the CSU campus since 1981 and brings together scientists, professionals, and students involved in basic and applied research on all aspects of water to share ideas, problems, and solutions. Registration includes attendance at all of the technical sessions, exhibits, keynote lunches, breaks, as well as a copy of the proceedings.


MISSION: The CSU Water Center catalyzes excellence in water research, teaching, and engagement by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and creative scholarship.

The CSU Water Center brings together a network of over 200 faculty members from various departments across the CSU campus and seeks to engage students and faculty in interdisciplinary research and to promote current water-related research taking place at CSU.

A main focus area of the Water Center is to inform interested faculty, students, and community members of water related opportunities around the CSU campus and throughout the state of Colorado. We announce events, jobs and internships, research funding, and volunteer opportunities in our bi-weekly e-newsletter, The Current, as well as on our Facebook page. We also host and sponsor conferences, workshops, and seminars to highlight innovative water research and engage the CSU community.

Our office in Johnson Hall offers a space for collaborative research and learning, houses our staff, visiting faculty and water fellows. Please stop by and visit for more information!