Center for Water and the Environment

CWE is the CSU, Chico hub for research and education activities related to water and environment.  CWE connects people from diverse fields across the University as well as outside the University.

Highlighted Projects

Aquatic Bioassessment Lab (ABL)

Aquatic Bioassessment Lab (ABL)

ABL is part of a statewide initiative using aquatic insects as bio-indicators of water quality.
Water Conservation

Water Conservation

As the world’s population continues to increase our dependence upon irrigated agriculture grows.
Lower Tuscan Aquifer Study

Lower Tuscan Aquifer Study

There is much interest in the deeper aquifer's water supply potential, although little is known about its geology and hydraulic properties.

News

Dr. Matiasek’s Student Team Develops Stormwater Filters

Dr. Sandrine Matiasek was awarded $14,963 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lead an interdisciplinary team of CSU, Chico students to research and develop sustainable biofiltration technology for small urban areas like Chico.

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Watch Dr. Matiasek on KRCR News

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Events

A Monthly Discussion Dedicated To Informing Citizens About Water Issues That Affect Them

In an effort to provide entry-level water knowledge to the citizens of both the campus and local communities, local environmental groups have come together to host educational water forums where these individuals can learn about California’s water issues through informational presentations and collaborative discussions. 

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December 14th: Seeking Solutions

Solving California’s Water Shortage With The Drought As The New Normal 

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