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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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  • A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand

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    A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand

    Pacific Institute | August 31, 2016...
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    A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand provides communities, environmental groups, ratepayer advocates, and anyone interested in sustainable water supply planning...

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  • A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections

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    A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections

    Pacific Institute | July 26, 2007...
    Summary

    In an effort to satisfy the future water needs of its wholesale customers, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) commissioned a series...

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  • Achieving a Sustainable California Water Future Through Innovations in Science and Technology

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    Achieving a Sustainable California Water Future Through Innovations in Science and Technology

    California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) | November 4, 2014...
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    California has a long history of success in leveraging innovations in science, technology, management and implementation strategies to improve its resource management, including...

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  • Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
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    The agricultural water use efficiency strategy describes the use and application of scientific processes to control agricultural water delivery and use to achieve...

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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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  • California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

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    California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

    Congressional Research Service | June 30, 2015...
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    California ranks as the leading agricultural state in the United States in terms of farm-level sales.  In 2012, California’s farm-level sales totaled nearly...

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  • California Water Solutions Now

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    California Water Solutions Now

    Environmental Water Caucus | January 1, 2011...
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    California is in the grip of a water crisis of our own making. Like all problems that humans create, we have the potential...

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  • California Water Supply And Demand: Technical Report

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    California Water Supply And Demand: Technical Report

    Stockholm Environment Institute | February 10, 2011...
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    The California Water Supply and Demand Model (CWSD) examines the ways in which California’s water supply and demand are likely to be affected...

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  • California’s Water – Energy Relationship

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    California’s Water – Energy Relationship

    California Energy Commission | November 1, 2005...
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    This is an urgent time of both challenge and opportunity. The primary finding of this paper is that a major portion of the...

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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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  • Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector

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    Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector

    Department of Water Resources | April 29, 2010...
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    The goal of this report is to provide a starting point from which the water planning community can move toward improving the allocation...

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  • Economic Efficiency of Water Use and Allocation in California: A Scoping-Level Analysis

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    Economic Efficiency of Water Use and Allocation in California: A Scoping-Level Analysis

    Delta Vision | July 1, 2008...
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    This report identifies key issues related to the economic efficiency of water development, allocation and use in California and discusses general policy changes...

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  • Economic Productivity of California Water

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    Economic Productivity of California Water

    Pacific Institute | October 22, 2004...
    Summary

    This short summary presents information on total employment, total revenues/income, and total water use in California for various industrial and commercial sectors, using...

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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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  • Living with Water Scarcity

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    Living with Water Scarcity

    David Zetland | August 5, 2014...
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    “Don’t panic. It is easy to live with water scarcity. Use politics to allocate community water before using economics to ration commodity water,"...

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  • Managed Environmental Water Use Efficiency: Evidence in Practice

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    Managed Environmental Water Use Efficiency: Evidence in Practice

    UC Berkeley | May 12, 2006...
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    The California Water Plan Update 2005 first introduced the term Managed Environmental Water Use Efficiency (MEWUE). Specifically, it defines MEWUE as a “mechanism...

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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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  • Metering in California

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    Metering in California

    Pacific Institute | September 18, 2014...
    Summary

    The new “Need to Know” white paper Metering in California  finds water meters an essential element of effective water management, particularly during the drought....

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