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

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

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

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

Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | June 1st, 2017


Droughts are a recurring feature of California’s climate. Major droughts provide an opportunity to review management responses and derive policy lessons that can better

California Single Family Water Use Efficiency Study

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


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

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

Pacific Institute | September 26th, 2010


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

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