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

About Us

Our mission is to integrate California's research, extension, and education programs to develop research-based solutions to water resource challenges.

California Water Information

Concerned about drought? Visit our research-based drought & water pages for expertsinformation for growers, ranchers, landscapers, and residents.

Climate-Smart Ag

Find a Technical Assistance Provider and learn about our Climate-Smart Agriculture program, developed with the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

Nitrogen Management

A series of science-based nitrogen management publications and related training materials to help growers to develop efficient nitrogen management practices.

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Projects That Make a Difference

Greg Jesmok and Deepshikha Upadhyay sampling water from Quail Lake. Photo by P. Ganguli.
Student measures stream temperature and electrical conductivity in Escondido Creek, a tributary in the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve.
Undergraduate researcher Cassandra Bonfil in the field.
Graduate student Rebecca Roberts checking a livetrap used during surveys of rodents. Photo by J. Duggan.
Dr. Adrianne Smits prepares to deploy an instrument in a lake in Yosemite National Parks. Photo by S. Sadro.
Debra Perrone in the field.

Fulfilling Our Mission

"A reliable supply of water for drinking, growing food and sustaining our natural resources remains one of California's greatest challenges. UC's California Institute for Water Resources is vital to integrating California's research, extension, and education programs to help mitigate current water-related issues and develop practical long-term solutions."

Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture
 

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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