Urban water management
Urban areas face water resources challenges with ensuring a reliable water supply and mitigating the effects of urban areas on water quality. Research in the CEE department in urban water management focuses on:
- Critical and aging infrastructure
- Resilience in the face of extreme events
- Changes to groundwater and surface water with urbanization
- Stormwater management
- Urban water demand modeling
Associated CSU centers are:
- One Water Solutions Institute (OWSI): The mission of the Institute is to connect our world-class research with real-world water challenges. In partnership with public, private and non-government organizations, we strive to facilitate the transition to integrated resource management across the water, food, and energy sectors.
- CSU Urban Water Center: The Urban Water Center at Colorado State University was created with a mission to foster sustainable design of urban water systems that enhances water efficiency and resource recovery to assure a healthy and secure water future for communities globally. Adoption of sustainable and innovative urban water management approaches are promoted through teaching, research and extension activities.
- Colorado Stormwater Center: The Colorado Stormwater Center provides stormwater-related education, training and research with the goal of maintaining and improving the health of lakes, rivers and streams through proper stormwater management practices.