Below is the semi-monthly One World One Water Newsletter. Here you will find special features, event announcements, and OWOW Center updates. Do you have a special tidbit you think water lovers should know about? Share it here! Contact Nona for more information. 
Thank you and have a lovely day,
The OWOW Center

July 2013

Water Studies Fall 2013 Courses

ENV 190A, Water Essentials
CRN 54107
TR 3:30-4:45pm 
ENV 190A, Water Essentials
CRN 54886
TR 8-9:15am 
MGT 290A, Into to Water Law & 
Admin: Colorado and the West 
CRN 53719
TR 9:30-10:45am 
ENV 2100, Basic Water Sampling & Analysis
CRN 54968
TR 8-9:15am 
ENV 3400, Water Resources
CRN 54412
TR 9:30-10:45am 
OWOW Center receives donation to honor Wes and Ethel Temple  


The One World, One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship (OWOW) has received a $10,000 donation to establish a scholarship.


The gift from Paul and Pam Lander is for the Wes and Ethel Temple Scholarship, named in honor of Paul Lander's maternal grandparents. They chose MSU Denver as the focus of their philanthropy because, "the University is by, for and about Colorado students."


Tom Cech, OWOW director, credits Sandra Haynes, dean of the School of Professional Studies, "for making this happen."


While the details are still being worked out, Cech said that in general, the scholarship will provide assistance to any first-generation MSU Denver student with a water studies minor. He hopes the first award will be made in fall 2014.


Paul Lander is a member of the OWOW advisory council and a veteran of water, energy and land conservation work. He directed the water conservation program for the city of Boulder for 16 years and is an instructor at the University of Colorado and for the American Water Works Association.

Wes and Ethel Temple grew up in the Wheat Ridge area and both graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1912, according to a statement from Paul Lander. He notes that his grandmother's senior paper was on the topic of "Dry Farming in Colorado." His grandfather held a variety of jobs, including running the Temple Ink Company, which sold printers ink to The Denver Post, and raising silver foxes with his brother in Evergreen.

OWOW Highlight of the Month
The newest staff member to the One World One Water Center is Nona Shipman. Nona previously worked on the Colorado Water 2012 campaign with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and began working with the OWOW Center in April 2013 as the Outreach and Recruitment Manager. Originally from Northern Virginia, Nona moved to Denver in 2011 as an AmeriCorps VISTA and loved the experience so much she decided to stay in Colorado and pursue further water education opportunities. She has a BA in Communications from Lynchburg College and welcomes the opportunity to incorporate her degree with her passion for raising water awareness! Nona spends her free time hiking with her dog Mavett, dancing to bluegrass music, and practicing yoga. She is grateful for the experiences the OWOW Center has already brought her and happily looks forward to future challenges and adventures with OWOW!

Colorado State University Water Resources Archive digitizes 43,000+ Water History Documents

Contributed by: Patricia Rettig


More than 43,000 pages of primary source materials related to water use and history in Colorado are now freely available online. The Colorado State University Water Resources Archive recently scanned and posted the items that include reports, images, oral histories and data thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). This is the fourth such grant from the CWCB to the Archive.


The unique project took just under a year to complete and added material from 15 previously undigitized collections and 24 total collections to the Archive's online offerings. Scanned materials relate to today's water issues, and include groundwater research and administration, snow hydrology, agricultural water use, the 1976 Big Thompson flood and early water leaders. Digitization also preserved more than 200 rare glass plate images of Colorado and several thousand slides of dams and waterways in the western United States.


Patrons can browse documents or find specific items with simple keyword searches on the Archive's website, Online access to archival materials is intended to aid those without the time or money to travel to Fort Collins to view documents but who want to educate themselves about water.


Some highlights from the recently digitized materials include 41 oral history interviews from survivors and emergency responders of the 1976 Big Thompson flood, USGS Civil Engineer Robert Glover's diaries from 1923 to 1984, and data and reports from Colorado's portion of the 1979-1981 six-state High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer study. Those interested in Colorado history will also find 79 images of farms, towns and mountains in the 1890s from the Delph Carpenter collection particularly fascinating.


The Water Resources Archive, part of the University Libraries, is Colorado's only repository dedicated specifically to preserving the history of water in the state and the American West. Most of the documents in the Archive are unique and unavailable elsewhere. Holdings, contained in nearly 2,000 boxes, cover more than a century of water history and provide access to the studies, debates and legislative deals that have shaped Colorado's water legacy.


OWOW at History Colorado
One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship

Tom Cech, Director

Nona Shipman, Outreach and Recruitment Manager


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