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  • Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

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    Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    This place?based case study in an agricultural county in California’s Central Valley focused on the period of 2010–2050, and dealt with biophysical and...

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  • Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change

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    Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change

    Public Policy Institute of California | January 12, 2009...
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    Among the potential impacts of climate change, accelerated sea level rise and a reduced Sierra snowpack are the most certain. Both will pose...

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  • California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2009)

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    California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2009)

    California Natural Resources Agency | December 1, 2009...
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    Climate change is already affecting California. Sea levels have risen by as much as seven inches along the California coast over the last...

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  • California’s Water: Climate Change and Water

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    California’s Water: Climate Change and Water

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    California’s climate is warming and becoming more variable. While the state is a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, its water system was...

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  • California’s Water: The Colorado River

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    California’s Water: The Colorado River

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    The Colorado River—a major water source for Southern California’s cities and farms—is shared among seven states and Mexico. Water use now outstrips supply....

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  • City of Santa Barbara Sea?Level Rise Vulnerability Study

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    City of Santa Barbara Sea?Level Rise Vulnerability Study

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    Cliff and bluff erosion, flooding of low?lying areas, and damage to shoreline infrastructure and development will continue to affect California’s coastal communities in...

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  • Climate Action Plan Phase 1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

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    Climate Action Plan Phase 1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

    California Department of Water Resources | May 18, 2012...
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    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment and lead by example, has developed...

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  • Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Area

    California Energy Commission | July 1, 2012...
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    Climate change will affect both sea level and the temporal and spatial distribution of runoff in California. These climate change impacts will affect...

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  • Climate Change Analysis for the Santa Ana River Watershed

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    Climate Change Analysis for the Santa Ana River Watershed

    Bureau of Reclamation | September 24, 2013...
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    The Santa Ana Watershed Basin Study (Basin Study) is a collaborative effort by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and the Bureau...

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  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Scenarios for California Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

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    Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Scenarios for California Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This white paper provides an evaluation of physical elements of climate change and sea level rise that are contained in the California Climate...

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  • Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

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    Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector in the San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in Viticulture and Rangeland Forage Production Due to Altered Temperature and Precipitation Patterns

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Climate change has the potential to alter the San Francisco Bay Area’s agricultural production, a $2 billion industry. Two of the top sectors,...

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  • Climate Change and Water Supply Security: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce Drought Vulnerability

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    Climate Change and Water Supply Security: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce Drought Vulnerability

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    Periodic droughts, projected to become more frequent and severe with climate change, present a significant planning challenge for California’s water agencies. This research...

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  • Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning

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    Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning

    Department of Water Resources | October 28, 2011...
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    As the science of climate change quickly develops and evolves, watershed planning practitioners face the challenge of interpreting new information and discerning which...

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  • Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports and Other Relevant Research

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    Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports and Other Relevant Research

    California Research Bureau | July 31, 2012...
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    This paper synthesizes San Francisco Bay Area-focused findings from research conducted in 2010–2012 as part of the state’s Vulnerability and Adaptation study sponsored...

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  • Climate Change Research Plan for California

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    Climate Change Research Plan for California

    Cal EPA | February 12, 2015...
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    Over the past 25 years, the State of California has demonstrated national and international leadership in understanding regional climate change impacts, developing strategies...

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  • Climate Change: Evaluating Your Local and Regional Water Resources

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    Climate Change: Evaluating Your Local and Regional Water Resources

    USGS | February 1, 2015...
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    Ongoing changes in climate, particularly rises in air temperature, are influencing water resources throughout the world, with shifts in the timing of precipitation,...

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  • Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for California: Legal Analysis of Barriers to Adaptation for California’s Water Sector

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    Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for California: Legal Analysis of Barriers to Adaptation for California’s Water Sector

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    This project focused on the legal and institutional framework associated with California’s water rights allocation system, and identifies changes to that framework that...

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  • Connecting the dots between water, energy, food, and ecosystems issues for Integrated Water Management in a changing climate

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    Connecting the dots between water, energy, food, and ecosystems issues for Integrated Water Management in a changing climate

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | March 7, 2017...
    Summary

    Global climate change creates critical challenges through increasing temperature, reducing snowpack, and changing precipitation for water, energy, and food, as well as for...

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  • Developing Adaptation Strategies for San Luis Obispo: Preliminary Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Social Systems

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    Developing Adaptation Strategies for San Luis Obispo: Preliminary Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Social Systems

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    San Luis Obispo faces a variety of risks from climate change, including extreme heat, a generally drier climate, increases in extreme weather events,...

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  • Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in San Francisco Bay: Results from Case Studies

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    Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in San Francisco Bay: Results from Case Studies

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
    Summary

    The research goals of this project were threefold: (1) to systematically identify the adaptation barriers encountered by local government entities in San Francisco...

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