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.

July 30, 2015--Colorado State University receives $12 million award to establish urban water sustainability research network

 A consortium of 14 academic institutions and key partners across the country is addressing the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and around the world.

May 24, 2015--Farm water to city taps: It won't be cheap (

To save the Colorado River and keep Western farming going at the same time, urban dwellers will have to pay. That’s the conclusion of an expert who helped lead a new federal study on what to do about the Colorado.

May 14, 2015--US water experts calls for Australian-style water reforms to Colorado River Basin (ABC Rural)

As the Colorado River Basin edges closer to its first ever officially declared shortage, one expert is calling on policy makers to adopt Australian-style water reform to cope with looming shortages. The Colorado River traces a path from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California, before crossing into Mexico. Recently, Washington-based environmental

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.

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