Water Studies

Located in: Orbach Science Library, Special Collections & University Archives

As water scarcity in California reaches a critical point, many UCR departments have vested research efforts in water-related issues. The Library supports this research with historic and dynamic collections.

Our current scientific collections focus on analysis and remediation of water quality, animal habitat, ecology, hydroelectric power, and new technologies to increase water supply and efficiency. A team of librarians work together to make sure that we also maintain coverage on water policy and water economics.

The collection supports UCR research with high-level research journals and Water Resources Abstracts, a comprehensive targeted database of water articles. We also maintain a strong general collection in water sciences and technology for our undergraduates who often become directly involved in water research and remediation projects.

Supported departments, programs, and centers:

  • Water Science and Policy Center
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Conservation Biology