The GWC has developed a substantial body of pioneering research, articles, books, conferences, workshops, and public lectures. The publications listed here include ones that GWC staff have contributed to in collaboration with our partners.

WDEP

WDEP Shared Governance Committee Preliminary Recommendation Report

April 5, 2024

The Getches-Wilkinson Center and the Boulder Faculty Assembly Climate Science and Education Committee (CSEC) are co-chairing a shared governance committee regarding campus energy and climate policy. The committee was nominated by the University’s Chief Operating Officer to review and, if appropriate, recommend alternatives to the University’s plans to upgrade the...

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DigDeep UTRF Amicus Brief

May 22, 2023

GWC Water Law Fellow Frannie Monasterio collaborated with four other attorneys (Elizabeth G. Bentley, Elisabeth Parker, Clifford B. Parkinson, and Heather Tanana) on an amicus brief to the Supreme Court filed on behalf of DigDeep and the Utah Tribal Relief Foundation. Download the DigDeep UTRF Amicus Brief here

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Cornerstone at the Confluence: Navigating the Colorado River Compact’s Next Century

Dec. 1, 2022

Berggren, J., J. Fleck, D. Kenney and Mariana Rivera-Torres. 2022. A Pie No More? Building a More Equitable Colorado River Governance Structure. IN: Cornerstone at the Confluence: Navigating the Colorado River Compact’s Next Century (edited by Jason Anthony Robison). ISBN-13:978-0-8165-4764-7. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.       In a wide ranging and...

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Sustainability of Engineered Rivers in Arid Lands

Dec. 1, 2021

Kenney, Douglas S., Michael Cohen, John Berggren and Regina M. Buono. 2021. The Colorado River Basin. IN: Sustainability of Engineered Rivers in Arid Lands , (edited by Jurgen Schm andt and Aysegul Kibaroglu). ISBN : 9781108417037. Cambridge University Press. As part of a volume comparing management of major river basins...

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The Status of Tribal Water Rights in the Colorado River Basin

April 9, 2021

The Status of Tribal Water Rights in the Colorado River Basin Water & Tribes Initiative | Colorado River Basin Introduction There are 30 federally recognized tribes in the Colorado River Basin. Twenty two of these tribes have recognized rights to use 3.2 million-acre feet (maf) of Colorado River system water...

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Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribes in the Colorado River Basin

April 1, 2021

Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribes in the Colorado River Basin This report was produced for the Water & Tribes Initiative: Colorado River Basin by Heather Tanana (Lead Author), JD/MPH, Assistant Professor of Law (Research) & Stegner Fellow, Wallace Stegner Center – S.J. Quinney College of Law – University...

Cooperatives at a Crossroads

Cooperatives at a Crossroads: A Report by CU Masters of the Environment Students Kayla Carey and Nathan Stottler

Jan. 12, 2021

Kayla Carey and Nathan Stottler are recent graduates of CU’s Masters of the Environment program specializing in environmental policy. They took Professor Sharon Jacobs’ Energy Law and Regulation class this past spring and have prepared their capstone project, Cooperatives at a Crossroads: Identifying the Opportunities and Challenges of Clean Energy...

Acequia Assistance Project

Water Exports and the San Luis Valley in Colorado: Understanding the History and Current Regulatory Framework

Dec. 8, 2020

A Report from the Acequia Assistance Project The Getches-Wilkinson Center is pleased to present the work of a team of students with the Acequia Assistance Project, who spent the last two years digging into the history, the politics, and law surrounding attempts to export water from the San Luis Valley...

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The Changing Fate of Western Rivers: The Case of the Colorado.

Dec. 1, 2020

Kenney, Douglas S. 2020. The Changing Fate of Western Rivers: The Case of the Colorado. IN: The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands (edited by Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel). Corvallis: Oregon State University Press.       In a volume primarily devoted to western lands, this chapter explores...

Anne Castle

Global Water Matters Podcast Episode 2: Insights from the Colorado River

May 31, 2020

The second episode of the GWI Global Water Matters podcast features Anne Castle ('81), member of the Water Policy Group and senior fellow at the GWC. In conversation with producer Gretchen Miller, Castle discusses the management and future of the over-allocated Colorado River Basin, its many competing interests, her personal...

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