UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
University of California
UC ANR Strategic Initiatives

Water Quality, Quantity and Security

Focal Areas

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Water is the life blood of California's economy. As such, water supply and its quality are critical issues facing the state's agricultural, urban, and environmental systems over the next 20 years and beyond. The initiative works in the key areas of:

  • Safe & secure drinking water

  • Safe & secure surface water

  • Safe & sustainable groundwater

  • Holistic water management 
Public Value: The Water SI helps build our state economy, protect our natural resources, builds capacity of our people and communities and helps ensure we have safe food and drinking water.
Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.

Grand Challenges

The Water SI panel support this work by bringing a broad spectrum of expertise and practice and helps identify key emerging issues  including:
  • Drought preparedness

  • Sustainable groundwater management

  • Options for increasing use of low quality  water in agricultural and urban environments

  • Lessen impacts from nitrogen use in agricultural and urban environments

  • Water management strategies in response to climate change and their impacts on water supply, water quality and cropping patterns

Download the Water Quality, Quantity and Security Strategic Plan (Updated April 2016) >>



See UC Delivers for examples of impact in the Water SI.

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See funding opportunities listed with UC ANR Contracts & Grants

See Opportunity & Matching grants (small grants to help with urgent time-sensitive needs)



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