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  • 2020 Water Resilience Portfolio (draft)

    2020 Water Resilience Portfolio (draft)

    California Natural Resources Agency | January 2, 2020...
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  • 21st century California drought risk linked to model fidelity of the El Niño teleconnection

    21st century California drought risk linked to model fidelity of the El Niño teleconnection

    Nature Climate and Atmospheric Science | September 3, 2018...
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    Greenhouse gas-induced climate change is expected to lead to negative hydrological impacts for southwestern North America, including California (CA). This includes a decrease...

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  • A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

    A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

    Freshwater Science, University of Chicago Press Journals | April 18, 2018...
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    Conservation scientists have adapted conservation planning principles designed for protection of habi- tats ranging from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. We applied current approaches...

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  • A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people

    A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people

    PloS ONE | October 9, 2019...
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    Aquaculture of bivalve shellfish and seaweed represents a global opportunity to simultaneously advance coastal ecosystem recovery and provide substantive benefits to humanity. To identify marine...

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  • A greener grass: Can the environmental impact of cannabis cultivation be reduced?

  • A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems

    A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | December 2, 2019...
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    Californians rely on freshwater ecosystems for many things: water supply, hydropower, recreation, fisheries, flood risk reduction, biodiversity, and more. These ecosystems—and the social,...

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  • Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

    Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

    Nature Climate Change | April 20, 2020...
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    Snowpack stores cold-season precipitation to meet warm-season water demand. Climate change threatens to disturb this balance by altering the fraction of precipitation falling...

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  • An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in California

    An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in California

    Pacific Institute | August 5, 2020...
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    In California, urban per capita water demand has declined dramatically over the past several decades, driven in part by greater uptake of water-efficient...

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  • An Evaluation of California’s Adjudicated Groundwater Basins

    An Evaluation of California’s Adjudicated Groundwater Basins

    University of California, Santa Cruz | October 1, 2016...
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    Groundwater is a critical resource in California, providing on average 30 percent of the state’s total water supply and significantly more during dry years....

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  • An unprecedented coastwide toxic algal bloom linked to anomalous ocean conditions

    An unprecedented coastwide toxic algal bloom linked to anomalous ocean conditions

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | October 9, 2016...
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    A coastwide bloom of the toxigenic diatom Pseudo-nitzschiain spring 2015 resulted in the largest recorded outbreak of the neurotoxin, domoic acid, along the North American...

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