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  • 20×2020 Water Conservation Plan

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    20×2020 Water Conservation Plan

    Department of Water Resources | February 18, 2009...
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    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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  • Assessment of California’s Water Footprint

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    Assessment of California’s Water Footprint

    Pacific Institute | December 11, 2012...
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    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 | 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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  • 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...
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    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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  • 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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  • Energizing Water Efficiency: California Energy Sector Experiences Can Advance State’s Water Conservation and Efficiency

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    Energizing Water Efficiency: California Energy Sector Experiences Can Advance State’s Water Conservation and Efficiency

    Pacific Institute | December 29, 2013...
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    As a dry December accentuates the stress on California’s limited water supplies, the success of the state’s energy sector in implementing efficiency programs...

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  • Hidden Oasis: Water Conservation and Efficiency in Las Vegas

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    Hidden Oasis: Water Conservation and Efficiency in Las Vegas

    Pacific Institute | November 20, 2007...
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    Two of the West’s preeminent water organizations report Las Vegas Valley is sitting on an oasis of water and money savings. In their...

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  • Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life: Implementing Executive Order B-37-16

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    Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life: Implementing Executive Order B-37-16

    State of California | April 7, 2017...
    Summary

    In May of 2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Executive Order (B?37?16) that instructed State agencies to help Californians adopt permanent changes...

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  • Managing Drought: Learning from Australia

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    Managing Drought: Learning from Australia

    Pacific Institute, Alliance for Water Efficiency, Institute for Sustainable Futures | February 1, 2016...
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    Overall, Australia survived the Millennium Drought, demonstrating world leading innovation and exceptional examples of water planning and management driven by crisis. Yet there...

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  • Methodologies for Calculating Baseline and Compliance Urban Per Capita Water Use (For the Consistent Implementation of the Water Conservation Act of 2009)

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    Methodologies for Calculating Baseline and Compliance Urban Per Capita Water Use (For the Consistent Implementation of the Water Conservation Act of 2009)

    Department of Water Resources | April 26, 2016...
    Summary

    In November 2009, SBX7-7, The Water Conservation Act of 2009, was signed into law as part of a comprehensive water legislation package. The...

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  • Pricing Practices in the Electricity Sector to Promote Conservation and Efficiency: Lessons for the Water Sector

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    Pricing Practices in the Electricity Sector to Promote Conservation and Efficiency: Lessons for the Water Sector

    Pacific Institute | September 11, 2013...
    Summary

    Because water utilities are dependent on the sale of water to recoup costs, reduced sales can result in deficits – and per capita...

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  • Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

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    Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

    Pacific Institute | November 26, 1996...
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    The Colorado River supplies water to nearly 30 million people and irrigates more than 1.5 million hectares of farmland in the United States...

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  • The Untapped Potential of California’s Water Supply

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    The Untapped Potential of California’s Water Supply

    Pacific Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council | June 10, 2014...
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    California could be saving up to 14 million acre-feet of untapped water – providing more than the amount of water used in all...

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  • Urban Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

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    Urban Water Conservation and Efficiency Potential in California

    Pacific Institute | June 10, 2014...
    Summary

    Improving urban water-use efficiency is a key solution to California’s short-term and long-term water challenges: from drought to unsustainable groundwater use to growing...

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  • Urban Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Urban Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
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    During the past few decades, Californians have made great progress in urban water use efficiency. Once viewed and invoked primarily as a temporary...

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  • Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California

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    Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California

    Pacific Institute | November 1, 2003...
    Summary

    The largest, least expensive, and most environmentally sound source of water to meet California’s future needs is the water currently being wasted in every sector...

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  • Where We Agree: Building Consensus on Solutions to California’s Urban Water Challenges

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    Where We Agree: Building Consensus on Solutions to California’s Urban Water Challenges

    Pacific Institute | March 9, 2016...
    Summary

    California has a long list of unresolved and difficult water challenges, made more urgent by the severe drought that is gripping the state....

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