The Center for Water Policy’s mission is to connect science-based and interdisciplinary policy solutions to regional, national, and international water resource issues.

The Center builds on the research and reputation of the School of Freshwater Sciences, in addition to working with top scholars, scientists, and policy institutions and agencies 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 to facilitate policy solutions to problems related to the protection, restoration and conservation of freshwater resources to ensure long-term environmental health and quality of life.