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About Us

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) seeks to achieve a long-term, sustainable water supply for California through education, research and policy development by harnessing the resources and leadership from within the 23 CSU campuses. We foster academic preparation, applied research and policy development that address all aspects of water use. WRPI serves to focus synergistically with the CSU’s many centers and programs of excellence on water issues.​

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Key Goals

  • Educating communities about best practices for water management and creating a training program to help water managers in disadvantaged communities learn efficient water management.
  • Developing internship programs with the USDA and EPA so students can enter the workforce ready to develop solutions for business, government and the public.
  • Commercializing new ideas and technologies in water industries and services such as Fresno State’s Center for Irrigation Technology’s innovations that are making irrigation more efficient than ever.

Learn more in WRPI’s Strategic Plan (PDF)

Publications & Reports

Find WRPI’s Annual Report and other publications on water-related
​ work from faculty and staff across the CSU.

See Publications

WRPI Governance Structure

Learn about the leadership and advisory board that governs our organ​ization.

Learn About Governance



CSU Water Staff & Faculty

Discover the wide-ranging water-related experience and knowledge of the faculty and staff across the CSU.

See a List of ​​Our Experts

Contact Us

Boykin Witherspoon III
Executive Director
909-537-7681
CSU San Bernardino

Miranda Moore
Administrative Coordinator
909-537-5529
CSU San Bernardino​