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Water Resources & Policy Initiatives

The California State University is helping change the way California manages water. Founded in 2008 and composed of more than 250 water experts from throughout its 23 campuses, the CSU’s Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) is developing water management solutions through research, partnerships, education and training that provides students with hands-on learning.

About Us

Learn about what we do and the people who​ keep our organization running.

Learn About WRPI​​

Degrees & Courses

Find water-related degrees and courses offered by the 23 CSU campuses.

Find Degrees & Courses

Funding Opportunities

Explore funding opportunities, including faculty research and a doctoral scholarship.

Learn About Funding


WRPI fosters experiential learning opportunities, including paid internships.

Learn About Internships​​

WRPI Conference

Find out about our annual spring conference or
review presentations from prior conferences.​

Go to Conference Page​

Institutes and Programs

Find CSU water-related institutes and programs by campus.​

Learn About Programs

Publications and Reports

Read our Annual Report and other publications on water-related work from faculty and staff across the CSU.

See Publications

Disadvantaged Communities

Learn about our initiative to support water-related technical assistance in California's disadvantaged communities.

Discover Our Work

Sponsored & Upcoming Events

Discover water-related events and workshops supported by our sponsors.

Learn About Events

Subscribe to Our Email List

Receive updates on the latest WRPI news via email.

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Connect With Us

Follow WRPI on social to stay connected.