The Center for California Water Resources Policy and Management, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, has been organized to support research and analysis of the many complex issues that water resources managers face in California.

California continues to face severe challenges in overcoming water supply shortages, largely driven by the status and trends of endangered species. The Center works to invest in and synthesize solutions to these challenges through creative Delta-related research, cutting edge monitoring and modeling, and unique examination of the multiple environmental stressors that are effecting the ecosystem. We support research that is specifically designed to inform future management decisions in the Delta by linking the newest and best scientific information to management decision making. This often means explicitly acknowledging the considerable uncertainties that regularly plague many of the management decisions made today.

The Center’s ultimate goal is to inform the development of water management recommendations that promote the most effective uses of California’s water to support both healthy ecosystems and a vibrant economy, based on sound science.

Where Our Work Has Been Published

Environmental Management

Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Estuaries and Coasts

San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science

Conservation Biology

Science of the Total Environment

Reviews in Fisheries Science