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Who is involved
with SIEP? 


Principal Investigator

Dr. Daniel Mooney
Colorado State University
Dr. Mooney is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He holds research, teaching, and extension appointments with an emphasis in agricultural production systems and farm business management. His research and outreach interests include agricultural production management, water and soil resource sustainability, technology adoption and impact evaluation, and farm financial management. He teaches Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis (AREC 305) for undergraduates and Agricultural Production and Cost Analysis (AREC 605) for graduates. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Mooney earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D.) and Michigan State University (M.S.), served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, and worked as a research associate in Tennessee.

Co-Principal Investigator

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Dr. Allan Andales
Colorado State University
Dr. Allan A. Andales is a Professor and Extension Specialist of Irrigation and Water Science in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University (CSU). His training is in Agricultural Engineering and Water Resources, which he applies to study the effects of management practices and environmental factors on field hydrology and agricultural production. Experimental data are used to develop computer models and decision support tools that can improve agricultural water use efficiency and water quality. He teaches undergraduate classes in Irrigation Principles and Irrigation of Field Crops; supervises MS and PhD students; and mentors international scholars. He is a member of the CSU Extension Water Resource Management Team that engages the public in addressing agricultural and urban water issues in Colorado.

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Rebecca Hill
Colorado State University
Dr. Hill is a Research Scientist with a joint appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Office of Community and Economic Development. She teaches courses in Water Law, Agricultural Marketing, and Introductory Microeconomics. Her research has involved several water-related issues, including studies evaluating the economic contribution of irrigated agriculture to the state as well as the impacts of water transfers. Dr. Hill served for 8 years on the City of Fort Collins water board and is currently a co-director of the Colorado Hemp Advancement Management Plan.

Ph.D. Soil & Crop Sciences

Maria Cristina Cappudo
Colorado State University

Project Manager

Jason VonLembke
Platte River Water Development Authority

Land and Agricultural Manager

Gilbert Marin Sr. 
70 Ranch
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Ranch Operations Manager

Gilbert Marin Jr. 
70 Ranch

Project Sponsors

As a special district that develops infrastructure projects for Colorado’s Front Range communities, United is committed to working with its clients to identify renewable water resources and provide delivery and treatment systems that meet each client’s unique needs.
Netafim is the global leader in drip and micro-irrigation solutions for a sustainable future. Since introducing the world's first drip irrigation system in Israel in 1966, Netafim has led the way by developing reliable, simple and affordable products that help its customer achieve optimal and sustainable resources.
Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities, with annual expenditures topping $300 million. Located in Fort Collins, CSU currently enrolls about 22,000 undergraduate students, 3,100 graduate students. The university has more than 1,700 faculty members working in eight colleges on four local campuses and online. More information is available at:
The 70 Ranch is approximately 14,000 acres of farming and grazing land along the South Platte River just east of Kersey, CO. Founded in the early 1900’s, the 70 Ranch has a long history of livestock and agricultural activities. Today, the Ranch strives to be an active member of the community, providing donations of time and money to local 4-H groups, Future Farmers of America, the American Cancer Society’s annual Cattle Baron’s Ball and Boy Scouts of America.
Jewish Colorado is dedicated to bringing together the Jewish community, educating this generation and the next and using the power of its donor generosity to make a difference in the lives of others.
The Platte River Water Development Authority (PRWDA) is a governmental authority created in cooperation between the Sand Hill Metropolitan District and the United Water and Sanitation District for purposes of studying and implementing water resources and water efficiency solutions for the South Platte River system. It serves as the primary governmental authority for operations associated with SIEP.
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