The California Institute for Water Resources develops and supports water-related research, education, and outreach. The Institute brings together local, state, and federal stakeholders to identify issues and sources of political and financial support for water-related research. Our programs include:
Water is the life blood of California's economy. As such, water supply and its quality are critical issues facing the state's agricultural, urban, and environmental systems over the next 20 years and beyond. The overall goal of the Water Initiative is to define, prioritize, and implement actions that effectively and efficiently help California address these issues and challenges.
The Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy originated 1996 with an endowment gift from the Bank of America to the University of California. The overarching theme of the Rosenberg Forum is "Reducing Conflict in the Management of Water Resources." The Forum is held every other year in different locations around the world. Interactive discussions about the science of water management and different experiences in water management around the globe are at the heart of the Forum.
California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources vice president Glenda Humiston signed a memorandum of understanding to initiate a new partnership advancing climate-smart agriculture in California. This partnership provides $1.1 million to hire 10 UC Cooperative Extension community education specialists who will be deployed across the state to assist and encourage farmers to participate in CDFA climate smart programs.