Colorado Foundation for Water Education as the 2013 Emerging Leader. Ms. Beatie has served as Executive Director of the Colorado Water Trust since 2007.
The Colorado Foundation for Water Education promotes "a better understanding of Colorado's water resources and issues by providing balanced and accurate information and education" according to its mission statement.
In making the award, the Foundation said Ms. Beatie "fights drought by putting water back into parched Colorado streams for fish, wildlife and people. In the summer of 2012, when Western Slope streams were running precariously low, the nonprofit Colorado Water Trust she leads, helped to hold some of the hardest-hit waters together."
While at Denver Law Ms. Beatie served as editor-in-chief of the Water Law Review. After graduating she clerked for the the Honorable Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court. She later practiced with several water law firms before assuming her current position. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Water Congress.
Professor and Associate Dean Federico Cheever said, "We are very proud of Amy. She is not only an excellent water lawyer and public interest advocate, she is also a great person. We are delighted she has received this important award."