Provost's Water Research Initiatives

California State University, Fresno is at the heart of the most important agricultural region in the nation, and is committed to positively addressing water and agricultural issues. The challenges that we're facing in those areas are increasingly formidable, and it is more important than ever that we align our academic resources with the needs of the Central California Valley.

We're building a national reputation as a leader in applied research on water. Here are water research-related resources at the University.

Drought-related resources

Policy Brief: Drought as Disaster

Suggested citation:
Alaniz, R., Harootunian, G., Olson, L. (2016) Policy Brief: Drought as Disaster. Retrieved from

Other water resources

Fresno State releases drought impact report in August of 2015.

Fresno State faculty and staff release their Drought Impact Report in August of 2015. Left to right: Dr. Gillisann Harootunian, Wells Fargo Senior Vice President Tim Rios, Provost Lynnette Zelezny, David Drexler, Dr. Antonio Avalos, Neil Chowdhury, Dr. Fayzul Pasha, Jes Therkelsen, Dr. Chih-Hao Wang.