Colorado State University is hosting its second annual Water in the West Symposium at Gaylord Rockies. On March 13th – 14th join leaders from diverse disciplines to dive deep into water issues affecting the region and explore innovative solutions to water challenges.
The Symposium will feature more than 35 speakers including Gary Knell, National Geographic Partners; Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute and showcase the efforts of various sectors in leveraging research, innovation, education, and creative policies to address the most pressing global water issues.
“CSU has long been an expert in water issues, and the CSU Campus at the National Western Center will place these conversations on an even larger stage,” said Dr. Tony Frank, chancellor of the CSU System and president of CSU in Fort Collins. “The University has a responsibility to use its resources and position as a land-grant institution to take the lead in convening conversations and efforts around these important global issues.”
The Symposium is an initial offering of the CSU Water Building, one of the three buildings that make up the future CSU Campus at the National Western Center. The new CSU Campus is scheduled to break ground in 2020 and open in 2021, and will also include an animal health building and a center focused on food and agriculture. Each of the CSU buildings will provide collaborative research and incubation spaces, and interactive and family-friendly educational opportunities focused largely on the themes of health, environment, energy, water, and food.
A full list of speakers and additional information on the event can be found at