In Memory: Jorge Alberto Ramírez

Our esteemed colleague and dear friend Dr. Jorge Alberto Ramírez, professor of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University, passed away on March 28, 2020 in Fort Collins, surrounded by family. He was 65 years old. The full obituary is available here.

For nearly 20-years Dr. Ramirez served as the organizer of the internationally recognized, annual Hydrology Days Conference which brings world renowned experts to the CSU campus each spring semester. He took on Hydrology Days and raised the bar to serve students and university engagement clients at a higher level.

Over nearly three decades of service to Colorado State University, Dr. Ramirez led numerous research, education and training efforts to establish CSU as a leader in water science and technology.  His academic scholarship substantially expanded the University’s research reputation in the fields of hydrology, hydrometeorology, and water resources planning and management, benefiting not only CSU students and his fellow faculty members, but the profession as a whole.

Ramirez Hydrology Scholarship

Jorge will be deeply missed but lives on forever in our hearts and minds.  A memorial scholarship for Dr. Ramirez has been created for Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students at Colorado State University. 

Additional information including ways to donate to this fund are available here: https://advancing.colostate.edu/RAMIREZSCHOLARSHIP

This event is organized by the One Water Solutions Institute at Colorado State University.  For questions or comments regarding Hydrology Days please contact: hydrologydays@engr.colostate.edu