Colorado State University will host a special two-part Water Café series in conjunction with Hydrology Days on Thursday and Friday, starting with a discussion with a leader of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Team.
Water Café is an interdisciplinary, interactive series designed to examine critical water issues and the University’s roles in their solutions.
The event on Thursday, March 22 will feature Richter discussing the importance of ecologically sustainable water management. His lecture, titled “Meeting the Global Challenges of Water Scarcity,” will be at 5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom.
As co-leader of the Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Team, Richter leads a staff of hydrologists, aquatic ecologists, policy specialists, educators and communicators that support conservation projects across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific region.
The second event in the Water Café series will consist of Richter and a CSU panel discussing water sustainability in the 21st century and how we can integrate and build cross-campus research and education in water sustainability.
The panel will be Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. in the Cherokee Park Room in the Lory Student Center.
CSU participants on the panel include:
• LeRoy Poff, Biology department
• Kurt Fausch, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology department
• Brian Bledsoe, Civil and Environmental Engineering department
• Gene Kelly, Soil and Crop Sciences department