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

Water management resources

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California’s academic institutions serve as a tremendous resource on water issues.

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

 

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Fulfilling our mission

“Water supply and quality for agricultural, urban, and environmental systems are some 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

Agricultural groundwater banking in alfalfa

Feasibility of recharging groundwater in alfalfa fields.
Habitat restoration impacts on salmon and water management

Habitat restoration impacts on salmon and water management.
Groundwater dynamics after California drought

Groundwater dynamics after California drought.
Fish habitat response to streamflow augmentation

Fish habitat response to streamflow augmentation.
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