CSUSB’s Water Resources Institute part of state effort in water conservation


Long Beach Press-Telegram — Boykin Witherspoon III — executive director of the California State University’s Water Resources and Policy Initiatives, a collaboration of CSU campuses that addresses all aspects of water use with scholarly reports, field research and policy recommendations — is quoted .

Witherspoon also directs programs for the Water Resources Institute at Cal State San Bernardino, which houses a library of Santa Ana Watershed historical documents, and the 1-acre San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation Demonstration Garden, a $650,000 teaching space funded by private and public donations that reflects the watershed, with a meandering creek bed that runs through native plants familiar to Southern Californians, from the mountains to the coast and landscapes between.

The institute is but one example of the effort CSU faculty and students make to educate the public about water issues.

Among its 23 campuses, the CSU has 12 water research institutes, with more than 250 faculty studying the issue, from drought patterns to groundwater storage, as well as students conducting extensive research in the field.

The article was published April 22, 2014, and also appeared in The Sun and other Los Angeles News Group newspapers.

Read the complete article at “Cal State University playing a critical role in water conservation.”