CMU seminar series on water and the drought continues Monday

The fall 2012 Natural Resources of the West seminar series at Colorado Mesa University continues Monday afternoon with a look at the political challenges of drought.

Monday’s lecture by CMU political science Professor Tim Casey is titled “Drought as Disaster: The Political Challenges of Managing Drought through Traditional Disaster Response Methods.”

Casey will speak from 4-5:15 p.m. in Saccomano Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, Room 141. The entire seminar series is free and open to the public.

This fall’s seminar series, sponsored by The Water Center at CMU and the CMU Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, focuses on water and drought, highlighting the 2012 drought as well as Colorado Water 2012, a statewide water awareness program.

According to the Colorado Water 2012 website (, the organization’s goal is to connect the state residents to water through events and resources from seven Water 2012 committees and more than 200 volunteers statewide.

The fall series at CMU presents guest lecturers almost every Monday through Nov. 26, when state climatologist Nolan Doesken will wrap up the series.

A list of dates, speakers and topics is available on the web at the homepage of CMU associate professor of geology Gigi Richard:


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