Colorado State University

Water Use Audits Offered to Farmers!

Farmers consume nearly 90 percent of Colorado's water, and Colorado State University is offering ways for them to use it more efficiently. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to CSU's Center for Agricultural Energy will pay for reduced-cost irrigation efficiency audits for growers with center pivot systems.


September 17, 2014--Drought solutions overlook too many factors water policy expert warns (virtual Strategy Magazine)

Much of the world, according to Neil Grigg, PhD, is experiencing a major extended drought crisis that in many regions affects economic growth, human health and basic survival. Grigg praises the many individuals who are dedicated to solving the crisis but warns that too many fresh water policy solutions overlook large portion of the problem.


June 29, 2014--River series: The toll of drought (Vail Daily)

Wendy Ryan stood in front of a room packed with water professionals and offered this historical perspective. In the last 1,400 years, the last 14 years were not the driest. But it’s as dry as it has ever been. Ryan is with the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University. They were curious about drought and wanted data, not anecdotes.


June 14, 2014--CSU to study water quality impacts of beetle kill (Coloradoan)

Colorado School of Mines have begun a five-year study of the impacts beetle kill forests have on water quality in Colorado. The study, funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation Water Sustainment and Climate Program, will look at the South Platte and Colorado River basins.


June 7, 2014--Family farmers: A vanishing breed (Cortez Journal)

The average age of farmers and ranchers in Montezuma County crept up to 59.5 years in 2012 from 57.6 in 2007, according to recently released agricultural census data. Dolores County saw a similar trend with its current average, 59.6 years of age. The state average hit 58.9 years in 2012, up from 57 years in 2007.


CSU Receives $2.2M for Water Quality Efforts

Nutrient pollution is one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.

Free Online Water Course Offered by CSU

A free online course from Colorado State University (CSU) will begin January 27, 2014 and run through March 23rd. The course is entitled Water, Civilization, and Nature: Addressing Water Challenges of the 21st Century.


November 18, 2013--Can planners stop drought harming the tourist dollar? (Environmental Research Web)

In many regions tourism and recreation contribute massively to the economy, but there’s been little study of how drought can affect them. Now a team from the US has developed a new framework for minimizing the vulnerability of these sectors to drought.


November 2, 2013--Farmers struggling after flooding (9 News)

Harvests are late and water systems are damaged as farmers around Colorado struggle after September's flooding. "Some of the frustration now is, in the wake of this disaster, there's not as much attention being given to the crisis that the agriculture sector is facing," said Adrian Card with the Colorado State University Extension.


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