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Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar series

March 6, 2014

The next seminar in the Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar series is titled, 'Everybody Has Their Own Idea of Paradise: Emerging Experiences with Environmental Flow Governance on the Upper Colorado River.'

On March 10, Pete Taylor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, will talk about the upper Colorado River and how varying interests in flow governance are now coming together.This semester's Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar series, offered in the Lory Student Center from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, will present seven more speakers through May 5.

The seminar series brings together guest lecturers from around the West to address a wide range of water-related topics, from climate projections to economic impacts.

The seminar series is sponsored by Colorado Water Institute, USDA-ARS, Civil and Engineering, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship and the School for Global Environmental Sustainability.

All seminars take place in LSC 222.

Remaining seminars

March 10 - Pete Taylor, CSU Department of Sociology, "'Everybody Has Their Own Idea of Paradise: Emerging Experiences with Environmental Flow Governance on the Upper Colorado River' 

March 31 - Pat Byrne and Mary Stromberger, CSU Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, "Crop Breeding for Drought Tolerance" 

April 7 - Tony Cheng, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, "Collaboration as an Essential Component of Restoring Resilient Forests and Watersheds in Colorado's Front Range"

April 14 - Paul Brooks, University of Arizona, "What Happens to the Rain (Snow)? Quantifying the Effects of Climate and Land Cover Change on Western Water Resources"

April 21 - Edgar Andreas, NorthWest Science Associates, "Aerodynamic and Scalar Roughness Over Snow and Sea Ice"

April 28 - Mark Fiege, CSU Department of History, "Of Time and the River: History as an Analytical Tool in Colorado Water Management"

May 5 - Peter Nelson, CIVE, "Flooding, Erosion, and Sedimentation Following the 2012 High Park Fire"

Free, open to all interested faculty, students, guests

IWRS seminars are presented free of charge and all interested faculty, students and guests are encouraged to attend.

For more information, go to the Colorado Water Institute website or contact Reagan Waskom at

Contact: Nancy Grice
Phone: (970) 491-6308