CSU Water Building at the NWC

The Colorado State University Water Building will create a convening place for rural, urban, and global water and agricultural interests, taking advantage of a location near the South Platte River, in a unique urban context, and building on partnerships within the Denver Metro area. CSU’s involvement at the National Western Center (NWC) is a critical component for continued growth in agricultural, water, health, energy, and environmental innovation, creating research and development opportunities, showcasing Colorado’s innovation economy on both the national and international stages, and creating public-private partnerships with major industries to advance STEM disciplines. This project proposes an approximately 152,000 gsf building. A major partner in the project is Denver Water, which will own and operate its Water Quality Compliance Laboratory as part of the Water Building project. The Water Building will host multi-disciplinary, year-round programs that draw tourists, K-20 students, water and food system professionals and researchers, conferences and community members.