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The Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment endeavors to serve the people of the American West, the nation, and the world through creative, interdisciplinary research, bold, inclusive teaching and innovative problem solving in order to further true sustainability for our use of the lands, waters, and environment. Major programs and initiatives focus on natural resources, water and public lands issues in Colorado and the West; energy and environmental security in the developing world; electricity regulation and energy policy; climate change law and policy; and native communities and environmental justice. The name comes from the contributions of two iconic figures in the law school’s environmental law history, David Getches and Charles Wilkinson.


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GWC Upcoming Events

2018 GWC Summer Water Conference

What Lies Beneath: Reasons to Care (and be Excited) About Groundwater Use and Management in the Southwest

June 7th and 8th, 2018

Wolf Law Building

Wittemyer Courtroom

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