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Tom Cech

Topics:

Environment, History, Politics/Public Policy, Water

Expertise:

Water resources management and development, Water education, Water history, Water law, Water policy


Degree: M.A., B.S.

Title: Director of the One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship

Department: School of Professional Studies

Email: tcech@msudenver.edu

Alternate Email: cech52@gmail.com

Office Phone: 303-615-2007

Mobile Phone: 970-371-9598

Alternate Phone: 970-232-9653

Interviewed by: Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Denver7, 9NEWS, FOX31, CBS4, CW2, TV stations in Nebraska, Wyoming and Mississippi, Associated Press, NBC Nightly News, NPR (Colorado and National), New York Times


Biography:

Tom Cech graduated from Kearney State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math Education, and later received a Masters Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He was Executive Director of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District in Greeley, taught water undergraduate and graduate level water resources courses at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University, and is now the Director of the One World One Water (OWOW) Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

As an expert source, Cech has authored several published works including “Principles of Water Resources: History, Development, Management and Policy,” published by John Wiley & Sons, “Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues,” (co-author Dr. Karrie Pennington) with Cambridge University Press, and “Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers,” (co-author P. Andrew Jones) with the University Press of Colorado.

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