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  • 20 x 2020 Water Conservation Plan

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    20 x 2020 Water Conservation Plan

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | February 18, 2009...
    Summary

    In February 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger introduced a seven-part comprehensive plan for improving the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. As part of this effort, the Governor...

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  • 2015 Urban Water Management Plan

    2015 Urban Water Management Plan

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) | June 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Metropolitan’s 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) has been prepared in compliance with Water Code Section 10608.36 of SB X7-7, which was enacted...

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  • Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    California Water Urban Agencies | November 1, 2017...
    Summary

    During the recent historic drought, Californians responded to the call for emergency statewide water use reductions, which the state has recognized as a...

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  • Assessment of California’s Water Footprint

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    Assessment of California’s Water Footprint

    Pacific Institute | December 11, 2012...
    Summary

    The Pacific Institute has released the first comprehensive assessment of California’s water footprint, providing an important perspective on the interconnections between everyday activities...

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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 (PPIC) | June 1, 2017...
    Summary

    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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  • California Single Family Water Use Efficiency Study

    California Single Family Water Use Efficiency Study

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | April 20, 2011...
    Summary

    The California Single Family Home Water Use Efficiency Study includes data from many traditional sources such as billing data, survey data, weather data...

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  • California’s Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, and Money

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    California’s Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, and Money

    Pacific Institute | September 26, 2010...
    Summary

    A new analysis from the Pacific Institute recommends specific actions that can annually save a million acre-feet of water quickly and at a...

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  • Carbon Footprint Planning: Quantifying Local and State Mitigation Opportunities for 700 California Cities

    Carbon Footprint Planning: Quantifying Local and State Mitigation Opportunities for 700 California Cities

    Urban Planning | April 17, 2018...
    Summary

    Consumption-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories have emerged to describe full life cycle contributions of households to climate change at country, state and...

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  • CE2 Model: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Urban Water Conservation and Efficiency Measures

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    CE2 Model: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Urban Water Conservation and Efficiency Measures

    Pacific Institute | April 26, 2012...
    Summary

    Over the past 25 years, water conservation and efficiency improvements have provided real water savings, allowing many agencies to maintain or reduce water...

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  • Changes in water consumption linked to heavy news media coverage of extreme climatic events

    Changes in water consumption linked to heavy news media coverage of extreme climatic events

    Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science | October 25, 2017...
    Summary

    Public awareness of water- and drought-related issues is an important yet relatively unexplored component of water use behavior. To examine this relationship, we...

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