CHI-Freshwater employs cutting edge research to better understand, protect, and manage hydrologic resources in a future made uncertain by climate change. The initiative conducts research designed to improve environmental water forecasting and management for California, and project the impacts of climate change on the economy, human health, and wildlands.

By monitoring the pulse of water through California’s protected lands, the project will inform statewide forecasts of hydrologic and environmental health. Five- to 15-year forecasts will offer a “look ahead” for resource managers, political leaders, farmers, business leaders and the public. 

Integrating monitoring, research, solution development, and communication in a rapidly changing world, CHI-Freshwater provides more accurate information about water resources across the state. This data will help policymakers tomake choices leading to an environmentally resilient future for California.

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