The WRI is an academic partnership with the Southern California communities we serve, driven by the vision that sustaining water resources rests on sound research, analysis, and public policy collaboration. At the WRI, we continue to focus on making the Salton Sea Archives a place to access data and conduct research related to the Salton Sea and the Coachella and Imperial Valley areas. More than ever before, water resources management, conservation, and wise use will determine our capacity for quality growth and economic development. The WRI offers the ideal environment for ongoing progress in meeting water resources challenges.