20 x 2020 Water Conservation Plan

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

2015 Urban Water Management Plan

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) | June 1st, 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 in 2009, a

Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

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

Advancing Affordability through Water Efficiency

Pacific Institute | September 19th, 2022

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

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 better

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