CADSWES research focuses on natural resource management, particularly the sustainable management of multi-objective water resource systems in areas such as climate change adaptation, modeling of multi-objective water resource systems, improved short and long term forecasting under hydrologic variability, and hydropower optimization.  Almost without exception the research aims to develop techniques that can be applied by water management agencies. The Center’s research and development emphasis includes a strong platform for graduate student education – building the next generation of sustainability focused natural resource researchers and practitioners.