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  • A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand

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    A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand

    Pacific Institute | August 31, 2016...
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    A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand provides communities, environmental groups, ratepayer advocates, and anyone interested in sustainable water supply planning...

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  • A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections

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    A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections

    Pacific Institute | July 26, 2007...
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    In an effort to satisfy the future water needs of its wholesale customers, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) commissioned a series...

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  • A Sustainable Water Plan for California

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    A Sustainable Water Plan for California

    Environmental Water Caucus | September 9, 2015...
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    California’s drought is dire, and has focused legislative and public attention on the enormity of the state’s water problems. As noted in earlier...

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  • Accounting for California’s Water

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    Accounting for California’s Water

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | July 13, 2016...
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    Understanding California’s water balance sheet—how much there is, who has claims to it, and what is actually being “spent”—is key to effectively managing...

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  • Accounting for Climate Change

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    Accounting for Climate Change

    Department of Water Resources | April 29, 2010...
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    In recent years, evidence that global climate will have significant effects on water resources in California has continued to accumulate. Climate change can...

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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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  • Adaptive Management – Applications Guide

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    Adaptive Management – Applications Guide

    U.S. Department of the Interior | January 1, 2012...
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    The Department of the Interior (DOI) Adaptive Management Working Group sponsored the development of this applications guide to provide thorough examples for a...

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  • Adaptive Management – Technical Guide

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    Adaptive Management – Technical Guide

    U.S. Department of the Interior | January 1, 2009...
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    The Department of the Interior (DOI) Adaptive Management Working Group (AMWG) sponsored the development of this technical guide to clearly and consistently define...

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  • Adaptive Management of Natural Resources: Theory, Concepts, and Management Institutions

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    Adaptive Management of Natural Resources: Theory, Concepts, and Management Institutions

    USDA | July 19, 2005...
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    This report reviews the extensive and growing literature on the concept and application of adaptive management. Adaptive management is a central element of...

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  • Approaches to Planning Water Resources

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    Approaches to Planning Water Resources

    | July 15, 2008...
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    This paper attempts to summarize and organize various technical  approaches often seen or discussed for water resources planning. The basic approach to rational...

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  • Aquatic Ecosystem Stressors in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Aquatic Ecosystem Stressors in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Public Policy Institute of California | May 5, 2012...
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    This report presents results from an analysis of the institutional and legal options for more effective ecosystem management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta....

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  • Averting disaster: Action now for the Salton Sea

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    Averting disaster: Action now for the Salton Sea

    Little Hoover Commission | September 1, 2015...
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    The Salton Sea is shrinking. Currently the state’s largest inland body of water, as it dries up, the Sea poses a substantial threat...

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  • Bay Delta Plan Phase 2 Workshop Summary Report

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    Bay Delta Plan Phase 2 Workshop Summary Report

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 2013...
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    The California State Water Resources Control Board (Board) is tasked with updating the 2006 Water Quality Control Plan for the Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta...

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  • Beyond Privatization: Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance

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    Beyond Privatization: Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance

    Pacific Institute | December 1, 2005...
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    Water managers face significant challenges meeting the water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and stormwater management needs of the communities they serve. Numerous...

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  • Beyond Water Pricing: An Overview of Water Financing Options in California

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    Beyond Water Pricing: An Overview of Water Financing Options in California

    Pacific Institute | November 21, 2013...
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    California’s social and economic well-being is directly tied to financing for reliable, sustainable water. A new study from the Pacific Institute explores stable...

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  • Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs

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    Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs

    Public Policy Institute of California | June 1, 2017...
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    Droughts are a recurring feature of California’s climate. Major droughts provide an opportunity to review management responses and derive policy lessons that can...

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  • Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment

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    Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment

    Little Hoover Commission | June 1, 1991...
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    Cal-EPA was created to consolidate environmental programs and concentrate on vigorous enforcement of environmental regulations. The report discusses risk assessment activities, uniform permit...

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  • CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

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    CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

    Little Hoover Commission | November 17, 2005...
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    The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday recommended overhauling how state and federal agencies are managing the massive, multibillion-dollar effort to restore the Bay-Delta...

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  • California Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan – Appendices

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    California Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan – Appendices

    Department of Fish and Wildlife | February 8, 2008...
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    A: DRAFT CALIFORNIA RAPID RESPONSE PLAN B: FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, LEGISLATION & AGENCIES C: STATE AUTHORITIES, LEGISLATION & AGENCIES D: OTHER AIS INTERESTS: COORDINATING...

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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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