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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 (PPIC) | June 1, 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...

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  • Changes in water consumption linked to heavy news media coverage of extreme climatic events

    Changes in water consumption linked to heavy news media coverage of extreme climatic events

    Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science | October 25, 2017...
    Summary

    Public awareness of water- and drought-related issues is an important yet relatively unexplored component of water use behavior. To examine this relationship, we...

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  • Defining urban resilience: A review

    Defining urban resilience: A review

    Landscape and Urban Planing, Elsevier | March 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Fostering resilience in the face of environmental, socioeconomic, and political uncertainty and risk has captured the attention of academics and decision makers across...

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  • Estimation of residential outdoor water use in Los Angeles, California

    Estimation of residential outdoor water use in Los Angeles, California

    Landscape and Urban Planing, Elsevier | July 1, 2014...
    Summary

    The current study analyzes existing methods for estimating outdoor use and landscape irrigation in highly developed residential areas across Los Angeles. Outdoor use...

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  • Evaluating the Effects of Turf-Replacement Programs in Los Angeles County

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    Evaluating the Effects of Turf-Replacement Programs in Los Angeles County

    UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Geography Department, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Utah | August 4, 2017...
    Summary

    In 2014, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) undertook an unprecedented investment to incentive turf replacement throughout Southern California in response...

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  • Evapotranspiration of urban landscapes in Los Angeles, California at the municipal scale

    Evapotranspiration of urban landscapes in Los Angeles, California at the municipal scale

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | May 24, 2017...
    Summary

    Evapotranspiration (ET), an essential process in biosphere-atmosphere interactions, is highly uncertain in cities that maintain cultivated and irrigated landscapes. We estimated ET of irrigated...

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  • History and Sources of Co-Occurring Pesticides in an Abstraction Well Unraveled by Age Distributions of Depth-Specific Groundwater Samples

    History and Sources of Co-Occurring Pesticides in an Abstraction Well Unraveled by Age Distributions of Depth-Specific Groundwater Samples

    American Chemical Society (ACS) | November 24, 2019...
    Summary

    When groundwater-based drinking water supply becomes contaminated, the timing and source of contamination are obvious questions. However, contaminants often have diffuse sources and...

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  • Large Landscape Urban Irrigation: A Data‐Driven Approach to Evaluate Conservation Behavior

    Large Landscape Urban Irrigation: A Data‐Driven Approach to Evaluate Conservation Behavior

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | April 30, 2019...
    Summary

    Do businesses, multifamily residences, and homeowners associations irrigate differently than single‐family residences? Do customers who have recycled water irrigate differently than if they have potable...

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  • Large Landscape Urban Irrigation: A Data‐Driven Approach to Evaluate Conservation Behavior

    Large Landscape Urban Irrigation: A Data‐Driven Approach to Evaluate Conservation Behavior

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | January 30, 2019...
    Summary

    Do businesses, multifamily residences, and homeowners associations irrigate differently than single‐family residences? Do customers who have recycled water irrigate differently than if they have...

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  • Lawns and Water Demand in California

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    Lawns and Water Demand in California

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | June 26, 2006...
    Summary

    Over the next 25 years, outdoor water use will be a major factor in escalating water demand in California. The demand will be...

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