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2020 Water Resilience Portfolio (draft)
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 teleconnectionNature Climate and Atmospheric Science | September 3, 2018...Summary
Greenhouse gas-induced climate change is expected to lead to negative hydrological impacts for southwestern North America, including California (CA). This includes a decrease...
A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity
A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversityFreshwater Science, University of Chicago Press Journals | April 18, 2018...Summary
Conservation scientists have adapted conservation planning principles designed for protection of habi- tats ranging from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. We applied current approaches...
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 peoplePloS ONE | October 9, 2019...Summary
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...
A greener grass: Can the environmental impact of cannabis cultivation be reduced?
A greener grass: Can the environmental impact of cannabis cultivation be reduced?Nature | August 28, 2019...Summary
A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems
A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater EcosystemsPublic Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | December 2, 2019...Summary
Californians rely on freshwater ecosystems for many things: water supply, hydropower, recreation, fisheries, flood risk reduction, biodiversity, and more. These ecosystems—and the social,...
Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt
Agricultural risks from changing snowmeltNature Climate Change | April 20, 2020...Summary
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...
An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in California
An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in CaliforniaPacific Institute | August 5, 2020...Summary
In California, urban per capita water demand has declined dramatically over the past several decades, driven in part by greater uptake of water-efficient...
An Evaluation of California’s Adjudicated Groundwater Basins
An Evaluation of California’s Adjudicated Groundwater BasinsUniversity of California, Santa Cruz | October 1, 2016...Summary
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....
An unprecedented coastwide toxic algal bloom linked to anomalous ocean conditions
An unprecedented coastwide toxic algal bloom linked to anomalous ocean conditionsAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU) | October 9, 2016...Summary
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...