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Welcome Winter!
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We hope you've had an amazing 2022! The OWOW Center has spent the year celebrating our 10 year anniversary through special collaborations, projects, and efforts to build water stewardship in Colorado. We are so grateful for your support and look forward to another 10 years!
A special congratulations to the Water Studies students graduating this semester!
Here are some highlights and news from the OWOW Center…

The OWOW Center in Italy!
The OWOW Center team just got back from a study abroad trip in Italy. Three professionals and one student joined us as we visited sites in Rome, Salerno, and a UNESCO World Heritage site in Paestum. On Thursday, November 24, we co-hosted a conference with Universita per Stranieri di Perugia focused on discussing the similarities, differences, and innovation around how a changing climate is impacting the Tiber River and the Colorado River. At the conference, we signed an MOU with Canale Emiliano Romagnolo, a major irrigation district, to pursue joint research and to continue to exchange knowledge. 
We look forward to continuing our collaborations with our partners in Italy!
10 Year Anniversary Celebration
On November 17, the One World One Water Center hosted an anniversary party at Denver Botanic Gardens. Thanks to you and your generous contributions, the OWOW Center raised $11,779 this year to continue water education and stewardship. We're so grateful for the ongoing support from students, faculty, colleagues, and friends in the water community. We couldn't have come this far without you!
If you missed the party and would like to show your support of the OWOW Center through a gift, you can support anytime by visiting our donation page here.
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Student Corner:

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December 12-17: Final Exam Week
December 16: Commencement
December 24- January 2: Winter Break (Campus Closed)
January 17: Classes Begin
March 1: MSU Denver's General Scholarship Application Deadline
Don't forget to check out the C2 Hub for internship opportunities! Contact Nona or Mia for course questions or advising appointments.

Specialty Graduation Ceremonies and Celebrations
Several MSU Denver organizations host special celebrations on campus for graduating students. These celebrations highlight the achievements of students in their own unique way. Some are culturally based, others are based on specific academic programs.
Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
Nov. 18- Jan. 7
Trail of Lights at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Nov. 25- Jan. 1
Colorado River Water Users Association Conference 2022
Dec. 14-16
CRWUA annual conference unites experts, stakeholders, elected officials, members of the media, and more to discuss important issues on the river. This conference is sold out, but follow @water4colorado for updates and announcements during the conference.
Fall 2022 Commencement
Friday, December 16: 9:30am | 2:30pm
Fall 2022 Commencement at the Denver Coliseum. Click the link below for information about ceremony time, parking details, and FAQ's.
Water Education Colorado's Water Leaders Program 
Application Deadline- January 31
A training program to help you chart a path toward innovative and collaborative solutions.

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Cash for Grass: Colorado to pay for turf removal, boost water conservation
Water Education Colorado- Caitlin Coleman | November 30, 2022
A new turf replacement program, set to roll out in Colorado in 2023, will pay to convert some of the grass in urban areas and residential yards into more water-efficient landscaping.
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Photo: Fred Knapp, Nebraska Public Media
Keystone Pipeline Failure Spills Oil in Kansas
H2O Radio | December 11, 2022
The Keystone pipeline that carries heavy Canadian tar sands oil to American refineries has ruptured in northeast Kansas, dumping over 588,000 gallons. Bloomberg reports that the spill is among the largest onshore oil leaks in over ten years, according to data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency—and the total release could end up being more.
Subarctic boreal forests, vital for the planet, are also at risk
AFP News Agency | November 23, 2022
Subarctic boreal forests store and purify fresh water. These forests and indigenous peoples of the area are being severely impacted by climate change and fossil fuels.

Stay in touch by following the OWOW Center on social media!
We regularly post fun water facts, scholarship and job opportunities, and more.
As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
All the Best, 
The One World One Water Center Staff
Nona Shipman:
Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd:
Mia Pino: