Dr. Jorge Ramirez Celebration
Thursday March 28: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (LSC #382)
This year, Dr. Ramirez steps down as chair of Hydrology Days and this session provides an opportunity to acknowledge his tremendous efforts organizing and leading the event for the last 10+ years. In addition, the session will celebrate and recognize his remarkable contributions to the field of Hydrology. The session will include short, anecdotal presentations from esteemed colleagues and former students discussing relevant research and other examples of how he has contributed to the overarching field of study and influenced their professional endeavors and successes.
Over nearly three decades of service to Colorado State University, Dr. Ramirez has led numerous research, education and training efforts to establish CSU as a leader in water science and technology. His academic scholarship has substantially expanded the University’s research reputation in the fields of hydrology, hydrometeorology, and water resources planning and management, benefitting not only CSU students and his fellow faculty members, but the profession as a whole.
Dr. Ramirez has an extended record of significant contributions to curriculum and education program development (e.g. Water REU, I-WATER, distance programs), execution and management of interdisciplinary research and training programs (e.g. I-WATER), and development and administration of internationally recognized academic events (e.g. Hydrology Days).
In addition to the leadership, mentoring and global recognition he has brought to CSU, Dr. Ramirez also has a history of active participation in broadening the reach of the University through engagement and collaboration with outside partners. Furthermore, Dr. Ramirez works cooperatively across disciplines providing further evidence of his exemplary service qualities that align directly with CSU’s core mission.
Wednesday, March 27: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Lyric Cinema)
In celebration of World Water Day, the Colorado Water Center, in partnership with the Environmental Justice Working Group and the Student Sustainability Center, is hosting a special screening of the award-winning National Geographic documentary Water and Power: A California Heist.
Water and Power: A California Heist traces the story of California’s complex water system, in which a handful of corporate land owners took advantage of a state-engineered system and gained control of the state’s most precious public resource, while drought left local homeowners with dry wells. California residents and farmers face powerful barons in the struggle to secure water rights in this fresh historical account of profit and interests.
Wednesday, March 27 at the Lyric Cinema
6:30 PM – welcome and remarks
6:50 PM – film screening
Tickets are $15 for regular admission and $10 for students (ID required).