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.


Reflections on Oroville Dam

On March 22, 2017, CWE and the American Society of Civil Engineers Chico State Student Chapter hosted a panel discussion, “Reflections on Oroville Dam.”

The following newspapers posted articles about the event:


Wild & Scenic Film Fest

May 11 at 6 p.m.
Ayres Room 106

PDF flyer

Film Program

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