Jim Loftis is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University with 30 years of experience in environmental statistics, design of environmental monitoring programs, and nonpoint source pollution. His recent activities have included:
-design of water quality monitoring networks for the Big Thompson Watershed, Forum, Denver Water, and water providers in the Cache la Poudre River basin,
-statistical evaluation of stream and reservoir monitoring data for several water providers along the Colorado Front Range,
-development of modeling and monitoring approaches for managing selenium contamination in the Gunnison River Basin,
-a study of salinity loads and sources in the South Platte River,
-a study of phosphorus loads in the Big Thompson Watershed.
Dr. Loftis has taught 20 different courses at Colorado State University, focusing on water and the environment in courses such as Environmental Statistics and Nonpoint Pollution. To serve the professional community, he has taught short courses in Water Quality Monitoring Network Design and Environmental Statistics in the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia. Dr. Loftis has long been an active player in Colorado water issues, and he has recently organized the Front Range Drinking Water Consortium to facilitate information exchange among university researchers and Colorado Front Range water providers.
Other Research Interests
Nonpoint source pollution; Drinking water quality
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