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

About the Institute

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The mission of the California Institute for Water Resources is to integrate California's research, extension, and education programs to develop research-based solutions to water resource challenges. We do this by facilitating collaborative research and outreach on water issues across California's academic institutions and with international, federal, state, regional, nonprofit, and campus communities.


  • Connecting water resource knowledge and expertise from California's academic institutions with a broad range of communities

  • Developing relevant and timely research-based information on water issues to inform decision-making

  • Effectively communicating research outcomes using targeted, innovative approaches

  • Coordinating and leveraging resources across California's academic institutions to develop research-based solutions

For a quick summary about the work of the California Institute for Water Resources, download our latest brochure

The Institute is the California hub for the national network of water research institutes
supported by the 
federal Water Resources Research Act of 1964.

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