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Colorado River Science Lecture Series

An ongoing speaker series focused on the science and politics of the Colorado River.


Eric Kuhn

October 2 - Eric Kuhn, General Manager of Colorado River Water Conservation District (retired)

Science be Dammed: how ignoring inconvenient science drained the Colorado River

From his new book, Eric Kuhn  discusses the management—and perils in the mismanagement—of water in the west. It seems deceptively simple: even when clear evidence was available that the Colorado River could not sustain ambitious dreaming and planning by decision-makers throughout the twentieth century, river planners and political operatives made the least sustainable and most dangerous long-term decisions. Today water managers are struggling to come to terms with the mistakes of the past. Focused on both science and policy, Kuhn works to unravel the tangled web that has constructed the current crisis.

Wednesday, October 2, 3:30 pm in ENGR 201

Utah State University Campus

Free and open to the public!

Upcoming Events

The Center for Colorado River Studies hosts a number of workshops, seminars, and other events throughout the year. This calendar includes many of our partners' complementary events.


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Eric Kuhn Lecture

Eric Kuhn Lecture

10/01/2019

Science be Dammed: how ignoring inconvenient science drained the Colorado River on October 2, 3:30 pm in ENGR 201. From his new book, Eric Kuhn discusses the management and mismanagement of water in the west. Even with clear evidence that the Colorado Ri...

Colorado River Science: Escalante

Colorado River Science: Escalante

09/19/2019

The Center for Colorado River is partnering with the Escalante Canyons Festival to bring a slate of speakers to cover the art, science, and politics of the Colorado River system. Most presentations are held at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center and ...

One River, Many Voices: A Source to Sea Expedition

One River, Many Voices: A Source to Sea Expedition

09/01/2019

Join us for our next installment of Colorado River Science: Moab. We've partnered with the Moab Festival of Science to have a conversation with Mike and Jenny Fiebig about their fall 2018 boating tour from the Wind River Range down to Mexico, and to hear ...

Colorado River Science: recent presentation from Vic Baker

Colorado River Science: recent presentation from Vic Baker

06/28/2019

Read perspective about Vic Baker's recent presentation on the great floods of the Colorado as part of the Colorado River Science speaker series. Panelist Eric Kuhn writes that if it has happened in the past, it can happen again.

Powell 150 Events from SCREE

Powell 150 Events from SCREE

06/10/2019

As you may know, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition. We'd like to share with you a number of outstanding and thought provoking projects, resources, articles and events that celebrate JWP's Sesquicentennial.

April in the Field

April in the Field

04/15/2019

Students from the Center for Colorado River Studies headed to the field in April, 2019 to get in-person experience on the river. The USU class called "River Planning and Management" is a collaborative course for water resources and engineering students. T...

The Future of the Colorado River Symposium

The Future of the Colorado River Symposium

01/28/2019

On October 13, 2018 we asked national experts -- can you rehabilitate a stressed river ecosystem and still meet the water needs of 40 million people? Find out what they said.

Presentations from the AGU meeting - DC

Presentations from the AGU meeting - DC

01/08/2019

Check out our colleagues' presentations from the fall AGU meeting held in Washington DC in December 2018.