Welcome to the CSU Water Center!

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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GRAD 592 Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar

Mondays | 4:00-5:00 pm | Natural Resources Bldg, Room 109

Monday, October 5, will feature Brad Wind from the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. Click the picture to read more about this week's seminar speaker.

Click here to view the complete course schedule.

Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer: Clifford I. Voss

October 15, 2015 | 4:00 pm | Natural Resources Room 109

Clifford I. Voss has been selected as the 2015 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer by the Geological Society of America. Cliff is a senior scientist with the National Research Program of the USGS. Cliff advises extensively on groundwater system evaluation and management and he lectures worldwide on these and related subjects. His scientific interests in hydrogeology include addressing hydrogeologic heterogeneity, physics of solute and energy transport, behavior of fluids with varying density, phase change in geothermal and frozen systems, inverse modeling and network design, and evaluating extensive aquifer systems in light of sparse data.

Northern Integrated Supply Project

NISP is the proposed Northern Integrated Supply Project, and the 1500-page Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS), released a month ago by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is part of a federal process to assess the environmental effects of NISP to inform permitting decisions.

Want to know more about NISP? Watch this video!

Hach Walk for Water Helps Fund Kenyan Project

The project being supported by the 2015 Hach Walk for Water will be the purchase and installation of a Living Water Treatment System for the people of Kunya, Kenya. The Kunya Village is home to 5,600 people without access to safe water. The women and children in this village currently collect water from a well near the community's school building. The time and energy spent fetching water limits the time available for education and economic generating activities.

Click here to view the video of this year's Hach Walk for Water. Don't forget to join us for next year's event!

The Great Divide Film Tour Comes to Fort Collins

October 21, 2015 | Reception 6:00 pm, Screening 7:00 pm | Lincoln Center

The Great Divide, a feature length documentary film from the Emmy award winning team of Havey Productions, in association with Colorado Humanities, will illustrate the timeless influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region. Tickets are free but required for entrance. Click the picture for tickets.

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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 stop by and visit for more information!