Spring Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Forging Sovereignty, Self Determination, and Solidarity
through Water Law
March 30 more info
Off the Clock: Two Stepping Tulips
April 6 more info
Spring Fling
April 18-19, Auraria Campus
Water in West Symposium
April 26-27 more info
Art on the River
May 5 more info
Spring Plant Sale at Denver Botanic Gardens
May 11-12 more info
Denver Metro Water Festival
Watershed Summit
June 28 more info
Memorial Day
May 28 campus closed

Student Corner
Fall Registration Begins
March 26
Final Exam Week
May 7
Spring Commencement
May 11
John Fetcher Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Scholarship 2018-2019
May 18
2018 ARBWF Scholarship Deadline
June 15

The Watershed Summit is looking for a select number of individuals who are engaged in innovative projects throughout the water field and would be interested in sharing their work. These creative, compelling presentations will be interspersed throughout the agenda.
Topic areas include:
  • Responsible Growth (Agriculture and Urban Water)
  • Resilience (Fire, Flood, and Drought Recovery and Preparedness)
  • Navigating Public Perception/Behavior Change
  • Technology Innovation into Action

Presentations will range from 5-20 minutes depending on capacity. Abstracts are due by April 1st and notifications will go out by the end of April.
America's Top Young Scientist

Meet Gitanjali Rao, a twelve year old from Lone tree who spent two months studying the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Her research inspired her to create a device she named Tethys (after the Greek goddess of fresh water). The device is a lead-detecting sensor that attaches to a cellphone and tells people via an app if their drinking water is contaminated. Last year, Gitanjali entered her device into the  Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge , a national competition for students in grades 5-8. She won against thousands of middle school STEM students from across the country and was declared America’s Top Young Scientist. Congratulations Gitanjali!
'Day Zero' in Cape Town

A historic three year draught has Cape Town officials warning of 'Day Zero', the day when the dams will be too low to pump water into the city. In hopes to prevent 'Day Zero', a restriction of thirteen gallons of water per person per day has been set. (As a comparison, the average American uses 88 gallons a day.) Residents are relying on charity and their own ingenuity for survival. Schools have asked that students bring water from home. Cape Town is holding on to hope that the water saving methods continue then Cape Town may avoid Day Zero. But many people around the city already face a water shortage. Some say every day is Day Zero.
One World One Water Center • www.msudenver.edu/owow