Center for Water and the Environment

Mission Statement

CWE is a hub for research and education activities related to water, energy and the environment. The faculty, staff, and students affiliated with CWE have common interests drawn from diverse fields including agriculture, anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, geological sciences, mathematics, science education, social sciences, and statistics.

As a Center of Excellence at CSU, Chico, CWE’s mission is to:

  • Connect people from across campus as well as with the community outside the University
  • Respond to societal needs.
  • Expand competitiveness in the research of water, energy, and the environment.
  • Expand and explore out-of-classroom learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

CWE collaborates with local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, focusing within CSU, Chico’s 12-county service region in northern California.