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The One World One Water Center is a collaboration between Metropolitan State University of Denver and Denver Botanic Gardens. The OWOW Center strives to prepare an educated, empowered, solution-oriented Colorado citizenry to protect and preserve our precious water resources.

The partnership with Denver Botanic Gardens presents an opportunity to build on and expand joint initiatives on water issues. This will allow us to:

1) expand the reach and breadth of educational programs on water and environmental issues;
2) attract funding for joint research in these areas;
3) raise awareness of water and the environment through collaborative water stewardship.


The OWOW Center offers three water studies academic offerings:

1) Water Studies Minor
2) Water Studies Certificate
3) Water Studies Online Certificate

Learn more about all three programs: Water Studies Academic Programs

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Tom Cech, Co-Director 
970-371-9598 cell
303-615-2007 office 

Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, Co-Director

Nona Shipman, Associate Director 

Hope Bartlett, University Relations & Sustainability Specialist 

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 8
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Phone: 303-615-1199

Campus Address:
1045 9th Street
Denver, CO 80217