After 35 years as vice president and co-founder of Aqua Engineering, Inc., MaryLou joined the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University to continue providing water policy collaboration services. Her work revolves around group process design and facilitation for various stakeholder groups including roundtables and work groups of the Colorado Interbasin Compact process; water conservancy districts; ditch companies; and agricultural and environmental organizations. Agricultural/urban/environmental water sharing strategies and the integration of land use planning with water supply planning is of prime interest.
MaryLou grew up on cotton and alfalfa farm irrigated by wells in eastern New Mexico. She earned a master’s degree in educational psychology from New Mexico State University and received facilitation and mediation training from CDR Associates. She served twelve years on the Fort Collins Water Board, and currently serves on CSU’s Water Archives Advisory Board and the Fundraising Committee of Colorado Foundation for Water Education.
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