UC Irvine has been selected, through a competitive bid process, to host a Water-Energy Nexus Workshop this spring. The goal is to distill lessons from Western U.S. states and develop recommendations to enable water and electrical utilities and other stakeholders to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in usage. Spearheaded by the University of California and the U.S. Department of Energy, the workshop is also designed to develop a collaborative, integrated water-energy resource management approach for California, with elements that are transferable to other parts of the nation. This invite-only event will include leaders from the energy and water sectors, regulators, state and federal officials, utilities, and faculty and researchers from several UC campuses. Participants will engage in interactive plenary discussions as well as smaller break-out sessions that will examine organizational, regulatory, economic and technology matters. Water UCI, an interschool academic initiative sponsored through the Office of the Provost, will lead UC Irvine’s involvement in the workshop. It aims to unite disciplines across campus to develop a highly integrated research and education presence around water science and management issues.