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Cohort Projects/Activities


Reading About Water: Campus-wide common reading initiative

Course Development on Water Literacy

  • New Upper-division GE
  • Proposals to NSF and CSU Water Resources & Policy Initiatives to fund course development.


  • Drexler, D., Eng-Ziskin, S., & Van Hoeck, M. (2019) Leading a Common Read Program: New roles for academic librarians. Presented at Association of College and Research Libraries, Cleveland.
  • Wang, C.-H., & Dong, H. (2017). Responding to the Drought: A Spatial Statistical Approach to Investigating Residential Water Consumption in Fresno, California. Sustainability,9(2), 240.
  • Nelson, F. L., Brady, M., Weinman, B., & Mandaville, A. (2016). Developing a Placed-Based, Contextually Relevant Common Read Experience Across Campus. Presented at the Association of American Colleges & Universities, New Orleans.
  • Sherchan, S., Pasha, F., Weinman, B., Nelson, F. L., Sharma, F. C., Therkelsen, J., & Drexler, D. (2016). Seven faculties in search of a mission: A proposed interdisciplinary course on water literacy. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 15(2), 171–183.
  • Drexler, D. (2015) Drought in California, Planning and Policy: Impact of the Drought in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Presented at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and United Nations University Resilience Summit: Disaster by Drought.
  • Several water cohort members contributed to Fresno State's report on impacts of the California drought:
    Zelezny, L., Fu, X., Harootunian, G., Drexler, D., Avalos, A., Chowdury, N., … Edmondson, C. (2015). Impact of the Drought in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Fresno, CA: California State University, Fresno.
  • Interdisciplinary water literacy – conference presentation and paper publication (CUMU-Coalition of Urban & Metropolitan Universities)
  • Presentation of research activities from individual Water Cohort members at the CIT Water Technology conference and CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives conference.
  • Activities with Growers, Government agencies, University Farm


  • News articles
  • Involvement with industry and Water Cluster