Rita Klees
Adjunct Professor
Civil • Environmental & Architectural Engineering


Rita Klees is a scholar-in-residence and professor of engineering practice in CU Boulder's Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department. She is also the associate faculty director for outreach with the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering.  Klees, a retiree of the World Bank, has more than 20 years of experience addressing key development challenges related to the natural and water resources management, drinking water supply and sanitation, environmental management and health sectors. Within these sectors, she has designed and implemented development projects; directed international policy dialogue; conducted social, environment and impact analyses; and participated in strategic planning with local and national governments, non-governmental organizations and international development agencies.