20 x 2020 Water Conservation Plan

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


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

2015 Urban Water Management Plan

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


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 in 2009, a

2022 Annual Water Supply and Demand Assessment Summary Report

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | November 22nd, 2022


This summary report contains projected water shortage information at the urban water supplier level as well as regional and statewide analyses of water supply conditions

Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

California Urban Water Agencies (CUWA) | November 1st, 2017


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

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

An Assessment of Urban Water Demand Forecasts in California

Pacific Institute | August 5th, 2020


In California, urban per capita water demand has declined dramatically over the past several decades, driven in part by greater uptake of water-efficient devices. These r

Assessing the Microclimate Effects and Irrigation Water Requirements of Mesic, Oasis, and Xeric Landscapes

Hydrology, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | June 10th, 2022


Urban irrigation is an essential process in land–atmosphere interactions. It is one of the uncertain parameters of urban hydrology due to various microclimates. This s

Assessment of California's Water Footprint

Pacific Institute | December 11th, 2012


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

Bay Area Green Infrastructure Water Quality Synthesis

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) / Aquatic Science Center (ASC) | June 1st, 2018


San Francisco Bay is impacted by the numerous urban pollutants that flow from the surrounding landscape during storm events. In San Francisco Bay, total maximum daily lo

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