California Institute for Water Resources

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The California Institute for Water Resources (formerly the University of California Water Resources Center) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to developing and coordinating a system-wide approach to water conservation. The center was funded by the California State Legislature in 1957, and is located on the original 1907 site of the UC Citrus Experiment Station on Mount Rubidoux in Riverside County, California. WRC is administered by the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).

WRC engages the resources of the University of California with other institutions in the state for the purpose of developing ecologically-sound and economically efficient water management policies and programs in California.

The WRC fulfills this mission by stimulating and supporting water-related research and education activities among the various academic departments and research organizations of the university through grants. It collects historic and other documents related to water topics through the Water Resources Center Archives (WRCA) (located on the UC Riverside campus) and makes the collection available to the public.

ANR announced[1] the impending closure of WRC on October 2, 2009. WRC officially closed on December 31, 2009. The website, publications and data continue to be hosted by WRCA.

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Coordinates: 33°57′52″N 117°20′11″W / 33.9645°N 117.3364°W / 33.9645; -117.3364