About Us

The California Water Institute (CWI) is located at California State University, Fresno in the heart of the most productive agricultural region in the world, the San Joaquin Valley.

One of California’s biggest challenges is managing ever increasing demands on its most precious resource – water.  The decisions California makes about its water supply will help determine if California remains one of the largest economies in the world tomorrow. The California Water Institute (CWI) was founded to be a forum for unbiased, open, collaborative discussion, research and education on water-related issues benefiting the entire state and beyond.

Water is critical to a successful society, not only in the San Joaquin Valley, but all of California, the nation and the world. The California Water Institute is leading the way in assessing and developing sustainable water management strategies and practices. Please take a look at who we are and what we do and let us know if we can be of assistance in your water management plans.