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Center for Water, Earth Science, and Technology


CWEST is an INSTAAR center with a focus on earth and environmental science and engineering that promotes joint efforts between the University of Colorado Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). CWEST builds upon the many successful and on-going research collaborations that have been taking place between INSTAAR researchers and others at CU with scientists at the USGS, including those working with the USGS’s National Research Program and its Earth Surface Dynamics Program.

One of CWEST’s key educational initiatives is the administration of the Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Colorado. This program involves faculty and graduate students from several academic departments at the University of Colorado and holds an annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium.