California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
University of California
California Institute for Water Resources

California Institute for Water Resources

Drought resources

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In the midst of historic drought, California’s academic institutions serve as a tremendous resource.

Visit our drought pages for events, experts, and informational resources.

 

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Fulfilling our mission

“As California faces its worst drought in decades, water supply and quality for agricultural, urban, and environmental systems has become one of our biggest challenges. UC's California Institute for Water Resources is vital to integrating California’s research, extension, and education programs to help mitigate the current problem and develop practical long-term solutions.”

Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture 
Secretary John Laird, California Natural Resources Agency

 

Projects that make a difference

Monitoring Trees in Street-side Stormwater Management Facilities

Streetside stormwater facilities are important in local water management, but little is understood about how well trees survive in them.
 
The Impact of Salton Sea Water Management on Air Quality

Salton Sea water levels are going down, leading to air quality problems due to dust from the dry lakebed.
Quantifying Methylmercury Loads from California Rice Fields

Methylmercury can be toxic to wildlife at low levels; understanding loads in rice fields will help with management.
 
Metagenomic Analysis of Groundwater Wells

Biofilms formed in groundwater wells pose potentially serious hazards to the state’s drinking water.
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