Colorado State University to Host Panel Discussions on Future of Cache La Poudre on Tuesday, Feb. 29

The Colorado State University Water Center and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host the next CSU Water Café – on the future of the Cache La Poudre Watershed – in the Lory Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 29.

Water Café is an interdisciplinary, interactive series designed to examine critical water issues and the University’s roles in their solutions.

The next Water Café is planned for Feb. 29 from 1-5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Senate Chambers. The session, titled “Exploring Sustainability in Our Own Backyard: The Cache la Poudre Watershed,” will feature two panel discussions, one focused on community stakeholders and another on CSU’s role in advancing water research and conservation in Northern Colorado.

Two additional Water Café sessions are planned for Spring 2012 in March and April and will focus on water issues surrounding sustainability and food. For complete details on upcoming Water Cafés, go to

About the CSU Water Center

The Water Center at Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins serves as a focal point to coordinate, leverage and enhance water related research, teaching and outreach at Colorado State University. There are 22 departments at Colorado State University that house more than 100 faculty members who apply their disciplines to water issues and problems. The faculty teach more than 150 water-related courses at the senior and graduate levels. In addition, CSU faculty and staff are engaged in solving water resources problems across the globe. The Water Center is housed in the Engineering Building room E102. For more information on the Water Center go to

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability

A first for the state, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability encompasses all sustainability (society, economics and environment) education and research at Colorado State University. The school positions CSU to address the multiple challenges to global sustainability through broad-based research, curricular programs and outreach initiatives. The school’s emphases include food security, environmental institutions and governance, sustainable communities, land and water resources, biodiversity, conservation and management, climate change and energy. This approach capitalizes on the university’s historic strength in environmental research and education and builds upon the education and research that already exists within all eight colleges on campus from the Warner College of Natural Resources to the College of Business. For more information on SoGES, go to