Tom Cech

A Huge Mess. A Tragedy. Unbelievable. These words have been used to describe the terrible situation along the Animas River in southwest Colorado, and now in New Mexico.

Tom Cech is director of the One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Formerly he was the executive director of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District in Greeley for over 20 years, and he has also taught water resources courses at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University. 

Tom Cech, director of One World One Water Center MSU-Denver and author of Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers, has been a go-to expert for media coverage of the Gold King Mine spill and resulting contamination of the Animas River: