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.


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.


Watch Dr. Matiasek on KRCR News

Click here for the news article.


CWE hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wednesday May 4th at 6 PM 
Festival Flyer (pdf)
Program & Films Info