The California Institute for Water Resources develops and supports water-related research, education, and outreach. Our programs include:
With support from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, we developed a training program to support growers in developing efficient nitrogen management practices. The training is offered to Certified Crop Advisers, and the presentations and videos from those trainings are available, along with a science-based publication series that captures the fundamentals of the course materials.
California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and UC Ag and Natural Resources vice president Glenda Humiston signed a memorandum of understanding for a new partnership advancing climate-smart agriculture in California. This partnership provides $1.1 million for ten Technical Assistance Providers who are deployed across the state to support and encourage farmers.
The Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy originated 1996 with an endowment gift from the Bank of America. 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. Interactive discussions about the science of water management and different experiences in water management are at the heart of the Forum.
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.