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  • A changing framework for urban water systems

    A changing framework for urban water systems

    American Chemical Society (ACS) | May 8, 2013...
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    Urban water infrastructure and the institutions responsible for its management have gradually evolved over the past two centuries. Today, they are under increasing...

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  • A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program: Bridging Multi-Agency Studies into Ecological Understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Estuary for 40 Years

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    A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program: Bridging Multi-Agency Studies into Ecological Understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Estuary for 40 Years

    Interagency Ecological Program | February 8, 2013...
    Summary

    The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) has been in existence in some form for almost 50 years. As the San Francisco Estuary evolved due...

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  • A Salton Sea Chronology (Prehistory-2015)

    A Salton Sea Chronology (Prehistory-2015)

    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | January 14, 2016...
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  • Accounting for Climate Change

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    Accounting for Climate Change

    Department of Water Resources | April 29, 2010...
    Summary

    In recent years, evidence that global climate will have significant effects on water resources in California has continued to accumulate. Climate change can...

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  • Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

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    Accounting for Water “Wasted to the Sea”

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science | April 19, 2018...
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    Freshwater outflow from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta is a contentious management issue. Once mixed with salt water of San Francisco Bay, outflow is...

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  • Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to River Protection

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    Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to River Protection

    Department of Water Resources | June 9, 2004...
    Summary

    The public trust is an ancient doctrine, stemming from Roman law. The Institutes of Justinian state that “by natural law, these things are...

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  • California regulation of agricultural runoff

    California regulation of agricultural runoff

    American Bar Association (ABA) | November 1, 2017...
    Summary

    Agriculture in California is a multibillion dollar industry that produces more than half of the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables. But this comes...

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  • California’s First Farmer-Led Groundwater Market

    California’s First Farmer-Led Groundwater Market

    The Nature Conservancy | July 12, 2018...
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    Ventura County, located in California’s south coast, is one of United States’ most productive agricultural counties (ranked 10th in California and 11th in the...

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  • Changing ecosystems: a brief ecological history of the Delta

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    Changing ecosystems: a brief ecological history of the Delta

    U.C. Davis Center for Watershed Sciences | February 15, 2010...
    Summary

    The San Francisco Estuary is a young estuary, about 6-10,000 years old in its present location. It became established during periods of high...

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  • Climate change and California drought in the 21st century

    Climate change and California drought in the 21st century

    National Academy of Sciences | March 31, 2015...
    Summary

    Climate science has advanced over decades from an initial focus on the development and use of numerical models of Earth’s climate and compilation...

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