About Water Programs

For almost 50 years, the Office of Water Programs (OWP) at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) has consistently delivered on its mission to provide cost-effective solutions for protecting and enhancing water resources, public health, and the environment through training, scientific research, and public education. OWP is a self-supporting campus center serving the water sector, Sacramento State, and the wider community.

As an internationally recognized training leader for the drinking water and wastewater industry, our continually evolving library of training materials meets the changing needs of individuals seeking professional development. Our distance learning courses provide accredited opportunities for certification preparation, academic credit, continuing education units, and contact hours.

Our uniquely qualified team of innovative and resourceful professionals, with a diverse combination of research and real-world application experience, has delivered technical expertise and applied research management services for over 20 years. Our expertise includes stormwater program management consulting, watershed planning, drinking water and wastewater treatment, soil and groundwater investigations, and field/pilot studies for various stormwater source control practices and treatment technologies, as well as technical, managerial, and financial assistance for disadvantaged communities.

Our externally funded projects are administered by University Enterprises, Inc., a nonprofit auxiliary of Sacramento State.