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  • Assessing Water Affordability

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    Assessing Water Affordability

    Pacific Institute | August 14, 2013...
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    A new pilot study in California shows many households, even within affluent communities, routinely spend over the affordability threshold of 2 percent of...

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  • California’s Climate Adaptation Water Strategy: An Analysis of Implications for Individual and Community Rights and Responsibilities

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    California’s Climate Adaptation Water Strategy: An Analysis of Implications for Individual and Community Rights and Responsibilities

    Department of Water Resources | July 31, 2009...
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    The inevitable consequences of climate change will put some of California's people and communities more at risk than others. Because of location and...

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  • Californians Without Safe Water and Sanitation

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    Californians Without Safe Water and Sanitation

    Department of Water Resources | October 30, 2014...
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    While most Californians enjoy access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, some residents live in communities or areas that do not have...

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  • Communities that rely on a contaminated groundwater source for drinking water

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    Communities that rely on a contaminated groundwater source for drinking water

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 2013...
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    AB 2222 (Caballero, Chapter 670, Statutes of 2008) requires the State Water Resources Control Board to submit a report to the Legislature that...

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  • Drought and Equity in California

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    Drought and Equity in California

    Pacific Institute | January 9, 2017...
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    Drought and Equity in California is the first statewide analysis of the impacts of the drought on California’s most vulnerable communities. This report...

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  • Drought and Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    Drought and Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Pacific Institute | June 29, 2016...
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    California’s ongoing drought has wide-reaching impacts, from how we grow crops to the price of electricity. Often overlooked is its impact on disadvantaged...

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  • Environmental Justice in California Government

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    Environmental Justice in California Government

    State of California | October 1, 2003...
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    In California, we have spent over a century and billions of dollars to preserve and protect the environment for current and future generations....

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  • Environmental Justice Program Implementation for Lahontan Region

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    Environmental Justice Program Implementation for Lahontan Region

    Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board | January 30, 2015...
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    The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan Water Board) reviewed how environmental justice (EJ) is conducted in the region and examined new...

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  • Human Costs of Nitrate-contaminated Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley

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    Human Costs of Nitrate-contaminated Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley

    Pacific Institute | March 1, 2011...
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    While most Californians take for granted that safe water is readily available at the turn of a tap, a growing number of communities,...

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  • Overview of Disadvantaged Communities and Native American Tribes in the Santa Ana River Watershed

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    Overview of Disadvantaged Communities and Native American Tribes in the Santa Ana River Watershed

    Bureau of Reclamation | December 19, 2003...
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    This report provides a brief description of Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) and Native American Indian Tribes (Tribes) located in or near the Santa Ana...

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  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

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    Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

    Department of Water Resources | September 7, 2004...
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    This chapter addresses the incorporation of environmental justice into the general plan. While environmental justice is not a mandatory topic in the general...

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  • The Human Right to Water

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    The Human Right to Water

    Pacific Institute | May 1, 2007...
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    More than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Two and a half billion people live without access to adequate sanitation...

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  • The Struggle for Water Justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Focus on Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities

    The Struggle for Water Justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Focus on Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities

    U.C. Davis Center for Regional Change | February 1, 2018...
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    In California, lack of access to clean, safe, and affordable water is a threat to public health and well-being, and violates the state’s...

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