Centers & Institutes


Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center (SBDC)

Several factors are driving the search for sustainable alternative energy sources:  projections of increased demand and decreased supply of petroleum, concerns about increasing greenhouse gas levels, and the desire for increased domestic energy production. Colorado State University has created the Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center (SBDC) to address these needs and achieve the goal of energy production that is economically and environmentally sustainable.

Website: http://www.sbdc.colostate.edu/

Director: Kenneth F. Reardon

Urban Water Center

The Urban Water Center at Colorado State University was created in 1999 to foster education and research in the field of urban water management. Please browse this website to learn more about us and our work. We welcome you to reference any publications and encourage implementation of our ideas and findings as we work towards developing better urban water systems that benefit both humans and the environment.

Director: Dr. Sybil Sharvelle

Water Center

The Water Center at Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins serves as a focal point to coordinate, leverage and enhance water related research, teaching and outreach at Colorado State University. Colorado State University provides one of the most water ‘rich’ research and educational settings available anywhere in the world. There are 22 departments at Colorado State University that house over 100 faculty who apply their disciplines to water issues and problems. The faculty teach over 150 water-related courses at the senior and graduate levels. In addition, CSU faculty and staff are engaged in solving water resources problems across the globe.

Website: http://watercenter.colostate.edu/

Director: Reagan Waskom

Western Center for Integrated Resource Management

Modern agricultural production and land resource management requires sustainability, profitability and innovation. To train future managers, CSU created the Western Center for Integrated Resource Management. The long term goal of the Western Center is to “improve the competitive position and sustainability of independent livestock producers and the economic and environmental health of rural communities.”

Website: http://www.wcirm.colostate.edu/

Director: Gordon Niswender

World Wide Views on Climate Change and Energy

Following the June 6, 2015 World Wide Views on Climate and Energy ‘Day of Deliberation’ event, this GCRT will convene an interdisciplinary team to discuss results from the event and to conduct academic research projects on citizen engagement and public opinion on climate change and energy issues.

[Over]Consumption: The Culprit Causing an Environmental Crisis in Your Closet

This multidisciplinary research team seeks to create, expand, and publicize the sustainable impact of the overconsumption of soft goods, specifically clothing. The team will direct its efforts to develop sustainable solutions, reduce the magnitude of post-consumer textile landfill wastes, and disseminate findings to the public.

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