Water Policy

News & Events

This web page will contain upcoming events organized by faculty and staff from the 23 California State University campuses who are involved in water-related work. Please email Kathleen Firstenberg to add a link to any of your upcoming event that you would like to include on this page.


  • Proposition 1, the Water Bond, provides over $7.5 billion for managing water supplies, protecting and restoring wetlands, improving water quality, and increasing flood protection. WRPI staff has analyzed Prop. 1 and has identified potential sources of funding for the CSUs. We are hosting a series of webinars on what we've learned and are excited to share it with you.

    The webinars will be scheduled periodically in March and April, with the first ones scheduled for:
    • Thursday, March 19: 10 - 11 a.m.
    • Friday, March 20: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Friday, March 20: 1 - 2 p.m.
    • Monday, March 23: 10-11am
    • Wednesday, March 25: 11am-12pm

    Additional dates will be sent out soon. Please RSVP to kfirstenberg@csusb.edu for the webinar logistics. Please remember to mention which webinar you are attending.

  • COAST-WRPI Student-Faculty Research Poster Reception

    The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) and Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) co-hosted a Student-Faculty Research Poster Reception at the Chancellor's Office on March 24, 2015. Faculty mentors and student researchers from each of the 23 CSU campuses were present to discuss their marine, coastal and freshwater research as it relates to climate change, environmental quality, resource management and policy development.

    2015 COAST/WRPI Poster Session Photos


Key Goals
  • Partnerships with the water industry and government agencies
  • Education, training and professional capacity building
  • Technology and economic development
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