The School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a panel discussion, “The Heat Over Water: Will Glade Reservoir bring us closer to water security or be an example of ecosystem degradation?” on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The panel will share their perspectives and discuss the impact of the $1 billion Northern Integrated Supply Project on the Poudre River, residents of Fort Collins and new communities along the Northern Front Range of Colorado.
The Northern Integrated Supply Project proposes to build two reservoirs pulling water from the Poudre River. Glade Reservoir, with a capacity of 170,000 acre-feet of water, would be built northwest of Fort Collins. Since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released the final Environmental Impact Statement, the debate over this project is back in the spotlight.
This 15-year, highly contested water project has brought various stakeholders to the table for a debate on how to best plan for future water security scenarios. Members of the panel will weigh the environmental costs and benefits of Glade Reservoir by discussing river health within the context of securing our future water needs.
The event, part of the Managing the Planet panel series, takes place at Avogadro’s Number from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It is free of charge and open to the public.
Invited speakers will weigh the environmental costs and benefits of Glade Reservoir by discussing river health within the context of securing our future water needs.
• LeRoy Poff, professor, Department of Biology
• Reagan Waskom, director of the Colorado Water Institute
• Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences
• Aditi Bhaskar, associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The panel discussion will be moderated by Gene Kelly, faculty research liaison at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Kelly also serves as the deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and is associate dean of CSU Extension.
Avogadro’s Number is located at 605 S. Mason St. in Fort Collins.
Visit the SoGES website for more information.