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Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation

Barton, Peter B. Moyle, Jeffrey Mount, Jay R. Lund, Richard Howitt, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Ariel Dinar | April 5th, 2011

In this book, we explore solutions for the modern era, when water management must become more balanced and flexible to support both economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. We start by reviewing the history of how California has adapted to changes and conflicts in water management in the past—slowly, controversially, and imperfectly—but with remarkable success. We then lay out a variety of promising principles and directions for improving water management in California for contemporary and anticipated future conditions.


ecosystem management, endangered species, flows, Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

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