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One World One Water Center Advisory Council

The Advisory Council was formed during the planning stages of the One World One Water Center to help guide the Center to a successful beginning and so forth. The Council consists of water community members located across the state of Colorado and from different backgrounds to allow for the most comprehensive brainstorming sessions. The Council duties include:

  • Working to create relevance, vision, and connection within the water community
  • Serving as ambassadors for the OWOW Center in the community and around the state
  • Providing recommendations for current and future projects, programs, and services to encourage the success of the water studies program
  • Actively participate in Advisory Council activities
  • Reviewing and assessing specific programs
  • Evaluating the organizations as a whole, and providing constructive recommendations for improvement
  • Gathering input from or serving as a liaison with key constituencies
  • Providing technical expertise
  • Providing an independent, unbiased sounding board for brainstorming, creating new ventures, or identifying institutional strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities
  • Assisting with future fundraising efforts as member time permits
  • Providing short- and long-range budget and program planning recommendations 


Current Advisory Council Members:


Jamie Akens

Wright Water Engineers, Inc.


Barbara Biggs

Roxborough Water & Sanitation District


Lisa Darling

South Metro Water Supply Authority


John Echohawk

Native American Rights Fund


Jorge Figueroa

El Laboratorio


Frani Halperin

H2O Radio


Gregory Hobbs Jr.

Colorado Supreme Court (Retired)


Melinda Kassen

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership


Frank Kinder

Northern Water


James Kircher

U.S. Geological Society (Retired) 


Clay Kraus

Flume Water


Paul Lander

University of Colorado - Boulder


Dan Luecke

Hydrologist and Environmental Scientist


Trina McGuire-Collier



David Miller

Keystone Science School


Francisco Pena

Water Resources and Documentation Centre


Jennifer Pitt

National Audubon Society


Jayla Poppleton

Water Education Colorado


Adams Price

Rotary Club of Denver


Tom Romero

University of Denver Law School


Kara Sobieski

Wilson Water Group


Ben Wade

Colorado Water Conservation Board


Reagan Waskom

Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University


Kenneth Wright

Wright Water Engineers, Inc.

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