Welcome to the CSU Water Center!

GRAD 592 Seminar

August 29, 2016 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Behavioral Sciences Rm 103

The first lecture of this semester's seminar series will feature Justice Greg Hobbs discussing "Water's Role in Shaping Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West." Hobbs, former Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court who retired from the court on August 31, 2015, is the author of five books on water law, history, culture, and poetry.

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Imagine a Day Without Water

September 15, 2016 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | LSC Plaza


No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops. Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water.

Join us online and on the LSC Plaza as we raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

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New Issue of Colorado Water Now Available

This issue highlights water data.

Topics include: the food, water, and energy nexus; CUAHSI; interdisciplinary collaboration in the wake of fire and flood; the Colorado Decision Support System; and many others.

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ACS and CSU Press Releases: What happens to hydraulic fracturing wastewater on cropland

The use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has grown rapidly in the U.S. over the past 15 years -- but concerns persist that the oil and gas extraction method could harm the environment and people's health. To better understand its potential effects, scientists simulated what would happen to the wastewater produced by the technique after a spill.

Read the CSU press release

Read the ACS press release

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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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 contact us or stop by and visit for more information!