GRAD592 - Colorado Water Institute

GRAD592

Fall 2017

Water Management in Colorado

Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Building Room 103
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar (GRAD592) is to prepare students for careers in water resources by increasing their understanding of how water is actually managed in Colorado.

More specifically, the seminar will:

  1. Examine the roles of various local, state, and federal agencies in water quantity and quality and environmental management
  2. Understand the role of the political process in water management
  3. Prepare students for water-related careers by learning the analytical and data tools used in tracking and managing water in Colorado such as HydroBase, StateMod, NWIS, StateCU.
Students interested in taking the one-credit seminar should sign up for GRAD592, Water Resources Seminar, CRN 74006. The seminar will be held 4 p.m. Monday afternoons in the Behavioral Sciences Building Room 103. Students who have enrolled in GRAD592 in the past may also enroll for this offering. For further information, contact Reagan Waskom at reagan.waskom@colostate.edu

All interested faculty, students, and off-campus water professionals are encouraged to attend and participate.

Semester Assignment

Students will use an online database and tool at the Colorado's Decision Support System (Online Tools) to examine and analyze data relative to a case that is related to their research project or major. Students will hand in a 2-4 page brief on the last day of class explaining their case study with a display and interpretation of data downloaded and analyzed.

Fall 2017 Attendance and Grading Policy

Attendance at all of the lectures is expected and students will be required to attend 9 of the 13 classes to receive an A. The last session on December 4, 2017 is mandatory and attendance at all classes is strongly encouraged, thus semester grades will be based upon 60% attendance and 40% for the semester assignment. Make sure you sign the roster sheet at each class to get credit for attendance. It is your responsibility to do this before leaving the class!

Ask questions, get to know the speakers, and use this class as a networking experience.

 
  GRAD592 (Tentative) Fall 2017

Expand/Collapse[2017-08-21] Introductions and Overview

Room Number: BSB 103

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Lecture Title: Introductions, Course Overview, and Overview of State and Federal Statutes

Expand/Collapse[2017-08-28] Steve Malers - Open Water Foundation

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Lecture Title: Overview of Online Tools and Databases at Colorado's Decision Support Systems (CDSS)

Expand/Collapse[2017-09-04] No Class

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Expand/Collapse[2017-09-11] Jennifer Gimbel - Colorado Water Institute

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Lecture Title: Federal, State, and Water User Entities Roles and Responsibilities

Expand/Collapse[2017-09-18] Dave Nettles, Steve Malers - DWR, Open Water Foundation

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Lecture Title: Administration of Water Rights: Roles of Division Engineer and Water Commissioners

Expand/Collapse[2017-09-25] Jennifer Gimbel, Erin Wilson - Colorado Water Institute, Wilson Water Group

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Lecture Title: Changing a Water Right - The Process

Expand/Collapse[2017-10-02] Steve Malers, Erin Wilson - Open Water Foundation, Wilson Water Group

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Lecture Title: Changing a Water Right - Lab Session

Expand/Collapse[2017-10-09] Jeff Deatherage - Colorado Division of Water Resources

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Lecture Title: Groundwater - Permiting, Exempt vs. Non-Exempt, Augmentation Plans, Using AWAS

Expand/Collapse[2017-10-16] Patrick Pfaltxgraff - Colorado Dept. of Public Health and the Enviroment

Room Number: BSB 103

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Lecture Title: Water Quality: Compliance, Point and Non-Point Pollution, NPDES Permitting, WOTUS

Expand/Collapse[2017-10-23] Mike Prod, Kirk Russell - Colorado Water Resources and Power Developement Authority, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Room Number: BSB 103

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Lecture Title: Project Developement and Financing

Expand/Collapse[2017-10-30] Eric Wilkinson - Northern Water

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Lecture Title: Case Study: Developement of NISP

Expand/Collapse[2017-11-06] Linda Bassi, Steve Malers - Colorado Water Conservation, Open Water Foundation

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Lecture Title: Environmental issues: instream flows, ESA, NGOs, healthy rivers, recreational flows, Wild and Scenic Designations; How to use databases to recommend instream flows to CWCB

Expand/Collapse[2017-11-13] Jennifer Gimbel, John Stulp - Colorado Water Institute, Special Polivy Advisor to the Governor for Water

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Lecture Title: Compacts and Downstream states; Political Process in Water Management

Expand/Collapse[2017-11-20] No Class, Fall Break

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Expand/Collapse[2017-11-27] Wrap-Up and Review, Final Exam

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Expand/Collapse[2017-12-04] Class Discussion, Semester Assignment Due (Attendance Required)

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