Deputy Director, Colorado Water Congress
(303) 837-0812 ext. 4
Chane Polo was raised on a horse farm in the outskirts of Venice, Italy until the age of 15 before moving to the family Ranch in Paris, Texas. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, and holds dual citizenship (British and American). Chane obtained her B.A. in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. There, she was also awarded the Dedman Distinguished Scholars Scholarship Award. In December 2015, Chane received both her M.A. and J.D. in Environment and Natural Resources with an Energy concentration from the University of Wyoming. Her Master's Thesis, Cargo Ship Emissions: Weaknesses of the Current International Regulatory Framework and a Prescription for the Future, analyzed the global ship emissions framework, scrutinized its three main weaknesses, and prescribed a way to modify the framework to reduce harmful ship emissions. In April 2016, Chane began working at the Colorado Water Congress. This has enabled her to strengthen her passion for advocacy and water. Chane contacts and confers with state and federal agencies to persuade them to support regulations, policies, and other actions reflective of CWC's interests. Chane sits on the Board of the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance.