About CSHC

A Brief Introduction

Welcome to the California Small Hydro Collaborative, a statewide collaboration of government, industry, environmental groups, and educational institutions administered for the state by the University of California, Davis. The Collaborative works to enhance the sustainable management and development of small hydro in California for the production of renewable energy and improving the efficiency of water distribution systems in the state.

Statewide Coordination

The Collaborative realizes its mission through statewide coordination with government and industry; resource inventory and generation assessment; facility performance reporting and evaluations; technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment; the study of policy issues and implications; developing standards; research management; education and training; and extension and public outreach.