History of Watershed Science

The Colorado State University Watershed Science program celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2008. In honor of the occasion, we held a celebration of science, reflection, and vision. Participants had a chance to reunite with friends and colleagues, meet watershed folks spanning multiple generations, and participate in the discussion about the future of watershed science and management. The anniversary celebration included three days of activities, two of which overlapped with the annual AGU Hydrology Days conference.

The celebration was a resounding success bringing together several generations of “watershedders.”

View former faculty member Jim Meiman’s presentation given at the 50th anniversary events here!

Read the History of Watershed Science at CSU, as written by former faculty Bob Dils and Jim Meiman.

Watershed Science Course Offerings: Then and Now

Catalog YearsUndergraduate CoursesGraduate Courses
Principles of Watershed ManagementWatershed Analysis I
Watershed ManagementResearch in Watershed Management
Watershed Programs, Administration, and Policy
Watershed Management Problems I, II, and III
Sustainable WatershedsWatershed Management in Developing Countries
Seasonal Snow EnvironmentsModeling Watershed Hydrology
Land Use HydrologyAdvanced Snow Hydrology
Watershed MeasurementsSnow Hydrology Field Methods
Land Use and Water QualityHillslope Hydrology and Runoff Processes
Snow HydrologyData Issues in Hydrology
Watershed Field Practicum
Watershed Problem Analysis