The Water Problem

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Today We talked to Tom Cech from One World One Water Center at Metro State University Denver. He told us about the many cool water things MSU does including a Water Studies Program. In the Water Studies Program they have 44 graduates and 114 people who are signed up. Also the campus a  O.W.O.W. Center Sculpture. The sculpture looks like many things when viewed from different angles. It is surrounded by wave like rises of grass.

Some water facts. Did you know that almost half of your water comes from the Colorado River. Also all of the sport fields here are made of artificial turf. 1 Million people will move to Denver in the 10-15 years. A question to ask your parents “Where does your water come from?”

Photo By Jacob Reimer. The O.W.O.W Center Sculpture outside of the the Student Success Center

Some water facts. Did you know that almost half of your water comes from the Colorado River. Also all of the sport fields here are made of artificial turf. 1 Million people will move to Denver in the 10-15 years. A question to ask your parents “Where does your water come from?

Photo By Jacob Reimer. A horse trough from 1893.

 

The horse trough is a remnant from when this was a mining town during the gold rush. Horses would drink from it when they would pass through. This shows how long water and conservation has been around.

Tom Cech himself has 5 books:

  • Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues
  • Water Source Planning 3rd Edition for Crowder College
  • And… the rest I can’t dig up

We learned some interesting things about writing a book. It is a long and painful process.

A funny story on his journey to publish his first book was when he was in New York.

Since he is a “small town boy” he was not used to New York. During the period when he first got off the train, he stood with his back against the wall for about 5 minutes because could not orient himself to the publishing office. My lesson for writing and publishing a book: expect the unexpected! (dun dun dun!!!)

I learned today that water conservation is an important thing we should all be concerned with. Also, We should fund the O.W.O.W so they can work on more conservation, also so they can get a bigger building (Hence the image