The Center for Water Policy’s mission is to provide interdisciplinary solutions to resolve regional, national and international problems related to the protection, restoration and conservation of freshwater resources.

The Center builds on the research and reputation of the School of Freshwater Sciences, in addition to working with top scholars, scientists and policy development centers across the country and around the world.

Established in 2011 through a $2.6 million Endowed Chair from Lynde B. Uihlein, the Center provides leadership and expertise in generating independent, high integrity, peer-reviewed research and effectively communicating that research to the public.