CSU hosts discussion of water and energy issues

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and a panel of environmental experts will discuss water and energy at the Colorado State University Water Café on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Senate Chambers.

Ritter, now director of the Center for the New Energy Economy
, will be joined by Ken Carlson, co-coordinator, Colorado Water Energy Consortium, CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; 
John Labadie, professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Sally Sutton, head of the Department of Geosciences; 
James Pritchett of the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Mark Paschke, Shell Endowed Chair in Restoration Ecology, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship.

The panel will be moderated by Neil Grigg, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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

The next Water Café is planned for Feb. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Senate Chambers. “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 in March and April and will focus on water issues surrounding sustainability and food.

For complete details on upcoming Water Cafés, go to http://sustainability.colostate.edu .

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