Tom Cech


Environment, History, Politics/Public Policy, Water


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

Degree: M.A., B.S.

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

Department: School of Professional Studies


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Office Phone: 303-615-2007

Mobile Phone: 970-371-9598

Alternate Phone: 970-232-9653

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Tom Cech, M.A., is co-director of the One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include water resources management and development, water education, water history, water law and water policy.

Cech was the executive director of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District in Greeley for nearly 29 years. He also taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on water resources at University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University for 11 years before joining MSU Denver in 2011. Cech received the Education and Public Service award in 2016 and the Diane Hoppe Leadership award in 2018.

As an expert source, he has authored/co-authored several published books including “Principles of Water Resources: History, Development, Management and Policy,” “Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues” and “Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers.”

Cech received a master’s in community and regional planning from University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a bachelor’s in math education from University of Nebraska at Kearney.