Bradley D. Wind
Brad is the General Manager of Northern Water. Northern Water is a Conservancy District situated in northeastern Colorado that encompasses 640,000 irrigable acres and is home to nearly 980,000 Coloradoans. Brad, working in concert with Northern Water’s Board of Directors and its 140-member staff, partner with the United States Bureau of Reclamation to operate the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. In addition, Northern Water operates the Windy Gap Project and oversees four other water-activity enterprises. During Brad’s 25-year tenure at Northern Water he has provided leadership roles throughout the organization and engaged on water right issues on both the South Platte River and the Colorado River. Additionally, he assisted in revising water- related policies to reflect the changing demand and use for water within the region.
A native of Colorado, Mr. Wind was raised on an irrigated farm along the South Platte River in Washington County. Brad began his college education at Fort Lewis College in Durango; eventually attending Colorado State University to complete a Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Engineering (1990) and Civil Engineering (1991). Brad went on to attend graduate school at the University of California – Davis and completed a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1993. More recently, he completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Colorado State University (2005). Brad remains active in production agriculture through his interest in a 1,200 acre irrigated farm near Snyder, Colorado. Brad is a registered professional engineer in the states of California and Colorado.