Water Resources Graduate Certificate


Melinda Laituri

(970) 491-0292 | Melinda.Laituri@colostate.edu

Melinda Laituri received her Ph.D. in geography from the University of Arizona in 1993. Her dissertation research focused on environmental equity and groundwater resources in the American Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico border. Dr. Laituri is currently at Colorado State University in the Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship Department. She works with Native American tribes on water resource management strategies that utilize cultural and eco-physical data in research models. Other research work focuses on the role of the internet and geospatial technologies of disaster management and cross-cultural environmental histories of river basin management. Dr. Laituri has taught GIS for the past 20 years and her students have developed several online demonstration projects: gisedu.colostate.edu.

Glenn Patterson

(970) 586-5196 | scampi162@gmail.com

Glenn Patterson has worked and played in the field of water since 1974. He worked as a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey for 30 years, and has also worked for the National Park Service, the National Ecological Observatory Network, the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District, and the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group.

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