“Good Luck Fixing the Problem”: Small Low-Income Community Participation in Collaborative Groundwater Governance and Implications for Drinking Water Source Protection

Society and Natural Resources, Routledge | June 10th, 2020


There is increasing interest in the potential of source water protection to address chronic challenges with small systems and rural drinking water provision. Such a plann

2021 Drinking Water Needs Assessment

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | April 9th, 2021


In 2016, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted a Human Right to Water Resolution making the Human Right to Water (HR2W), as defin

A Survey of Efforts to Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California

Pacific Institute | April 12th, 2018


In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 64/292, which declared that “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation [is] a human r

A tale of two California droughts: Lessons amidst record warmth and dryness in a region of complex physical and human geography

American Geophysical Union (AGU) | November 19th, 2015


The state of California has experienced the worst drought in its historical record during 2012–2015. Adverse effects of this multi year event have been far from unifor

Advancing Affordability through Water Efficiency

Pacific Institute | September 19th, 2022


This paper examines the relationship between water conservation and efficiency and affordability. Specifically, it examines the near-term effect of water conservation and

Annual Report Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 State Fiscal Year 2017-2018

California State Water Resources Control Board | December 30th, 2018


The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) presents the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) annua

Arsenic in California Drinking Water

Environmental Integrity Project | September 15th, 2016


More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found California in noncompliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, 95 community water system

Assessing Water Affordability

Pacific Institute | August 14th, 2013


A new pilot study in California shows many households, even within affluent communities, routinely spend over the affordability threshold of 2 percent of their household

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

Department of Water Resources | July 31st, 2009


The inevitable consequences of climate change will put some of California's people and communities more at risk than others. Because of location and a limited capacity to

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