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

    “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 10, 2020...
    Summary

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

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

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

    Pacific Institute | April 12, 2018...
    Summary

    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...

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

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

    California Law Review | February 1, 2012...
    Summary

    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 governance...

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  • Executive Order N-10-19

    Executive Order N-10-19

    Executive Department, State of California | April 29, 2019...
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  • Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California

    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 31, 2012...
    Summary

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

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  • Groundwater Exchange Pools and Urban Water Supply Sustainability: Modeling Directed and Undirected Networks

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    Groundwater Exchange Pools and Urban Water Supply Sustainability: Modeling Directed and Undirected Networks

    Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers | August 1, 2018...
    Summary

    Groundwater basins are important sources of water supply and storage for many cities. Groundwater exchange pools offer additional opportunities for utilizing these common...

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  • Measuring Progress Toward Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California Defining Goals, Indicators, and Performance Measures

    Measuring Progress Toward Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California Defining Goals, Indicators, and Performance Measures

    Pacific Institute | September 13, 2018...
    Summary

    Most people in California take for granted the water and sanitation in their homes. They turn the tap and clean, relatively inexpensive, abundant...

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  • Plumbing the Depths: Californians Without Toilets and Running Water

    Plumbing the Depths: Californians Without Toilets and Running Water

    Pacific Institute | July 15, 2019...
    Summary

    California’s Human Right to Water law states that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and...

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  • Regional nitrate and pesticide trends in ground water in the eastern San Joaquin Valley, California

    Regional nitrate and pesticide trends in ground water in the eastern San Joaquin Valley, California

    Journal of Environmental Quality, American Society of Agronomy | September 18, 2008...
    Summary

    Protection of ground water for present and future use requires monitoring and understanding of the mechanisms controlling long-term quality of ground water. In this study,...

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  • Striving for Equity in Public Investments in Water in California: An Analysis of Prop 1 Implementation

    Striving for Equity in Public Investments in Water in California: An Analysis of Prop 1 Implementation

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Institute of the Environment and Sustainability | August 21, 2019...
    Summary

     In 2014, California voters approved a $7.5 billion bond measure to fund water quality, supply, and infrastructure improvements. Prop 1 included significant provisions...

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