Biology Colloquium: Water Advocacy Toward Education and Research

Dr. Steve Blumenshine, Executive Director of CSU-WATER

Event Details

A presentation by Dr. Steve Blumenshine, the executive director of CSU-WATER (Water Advocacy Towards Education and Research).

He will be sharing insights in his talk titled,

Title: What are CSU Affinity Groups? An overview of CSU-WATER (Water Advocacy Towards Education & Research).

This exciting event will take place in person on:

Date: Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: MCL 121

About Dr. Steve Blumenshine, Executive Director of CSU-WATER


CSU-WATER (Water Advocacy Towards Education and Research) develops and strengthens water research and scholarship in the CSU System and throughout CA in collaboration with external partners and other water stakeholders.

These efforts focus on including faculty and students throughout the 23-campus CSU system to address critical water resource issues and agricultural, urban, and environmental water allocations. More recently, he was the Director of the Research & Education Division of the California Water Institute at Fresno State.

Dr. Blumenshine served 20 years in the Fresno State Biology Department, teaching and operating a very active research lab with external collaborators and students.

Blumenshine’s International water research experience includes two U.S. Fulbright Awards and engagements in Thailand, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, China, Australia, and Spain.

His degrees are a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, an MS from George Mason University, and a BS at the University of Wisconsin.

If you need disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access, please contact Maria Rochin at the Department of Biology at (559) 278-2001 or e-mail