“Good Luck Fixing the Problem”: Small Low-Income Community Participation in Collaborative Groundwater Governance and Implications for Drinking Water Source Protection

Society and Natural Resources, Routledge | June 10th, 2020


There is increasing interest in the potential of source water protection to address chronic challenges with small systems and rural drinking water provision. Such a plann

2019 Annual Compliance Report California Drinking Water Program

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | May 1st, 2020


The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) is the primacy agency responsible for the administration and enforc

2021 Drinking Water Needs Assessment

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) | April 9th, 2021


In 2016, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted a Human Right to Water Resolution making the Human Right to Water (HR2W), as defin

A Survey of Efforts to Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California

Pacific Institute | April 12th, 2018


In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 64/292, which declared that “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation [is] a human r

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

Big Ag, Big Oil, and the California Water Crisis

Food and Water Watch (FWW) | February 1st, 2023


Climate change is wreaking havoc on California’s water stability. The state is mired in long- term drought, punctuated by relatively brief periods of extreme precipitat

Customer Debt and Lost Revenue: The Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on Small Community Water Systems

Pacific Institute | May 4th, 2021


This report provides information on revenue losses experienced by small community water systems (SCWS) in the United States and debt accumulated by their customers during

Drinking Water and Exclusion: A Case Study from California's Central Valley

California Law Review | February 1st, 2012


The American West is notorious for its water wars, and California's complex water allocation and governance challenges serve as a bellwether for contemporary water gove

Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California

University of Southern California Program for Environmental & Regional Equity, University of California at Berkeley College of Natural Resources | October 31st, 2012


California has traditionally led the nation in protecting and preserving the environment – and we have proudly continued the trend with the 2006 passage and ong

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