CADSWES is a unique and exciting interdisciplinary research and development environment for students, faculty, professional research staff, and water management professionals. Focusing on R&D of innovative decision support software, transfer of technologies to professionals, and research in water systems modeling, hydropower optimization, improving water management and adapting to climate change, the Center is closely tied to both the academic community and water management agencies. The resulting synergy provides both tools and techniques for sustainable, integrated natural resource management, and knowledgeable individuals to apply them.