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Institute for Watershed Resiliency

Welcome to the California State University San Bernardino Institute for Watershed Resiliency (IWR).  The IWR’s mission is to lead & advocate for community-university partnerships that seek to mitigate & resolve complex water resources issues across diverse social, economic & environmental landscapes through environmental education, workforce readiness & stewardship

To adequately address watershed level community needs requires an interdisciplinary approach to water resource issues. The primary objectives of the IWR include:

  • Promote, develop, and sustain activities that mitigate water-centric issues across social, economic, environmental landscapes through interdisciplinary learning, service and research.
  • Develop and facilitate collaborative agency-university workforce and professional development opportunities for students, educators, and community resource practitioners.
  • Build, lead, and sustain partnerships and collaborations that provide resources for IWR program focus areas.
  • Elevate best practices and innovations that support activities to promote the equity of water resources across watershed landscapes.

We welcome partnerships and financial support to ensure that our students and communities are prepared to meet dynamic water resources challenges through interdisciplinary collaborative approaches. Please check the Programs page where you can learn more about our Watershed Resiliency Career Pathways, and Professional Development Incentive Program student learning opportunities. You can also visit our Partnership and Sponsorship page to learn how you can learn how to financially support IWR and CSUSB students.