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  • A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 1, 2016...
    Summary

    A Delta Renewed and the larger Delta Landscapes project are part of an ongoing effort to address these critically important challenges. They provide guidance...

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  • A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 1, 2016...
    Summary

    This report offers guidance for creating and maintaining landscapes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that support desired ecological functions, while retaining the overall...

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  • Bay Area Green Infrastructure Water Quality Synthesis

    Bay Area Green Infrastructure Water Quality Synthesis

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) / Aquatic Science Center (ASC) | June 1, 2018...
    Summary

    San Francisco Bay is impacted by the numerous urban pollutants that flow from the surrounding landscape during storm events. In San Francisco Bay, total...

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  • Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Landscape Assessment

    Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Landscape Assessment

    United Nations | August 3, 2020...
    Summary

    This landscape assessment is the outcome of Phase 1 of a tri-phased project and was designed to inform the path forward for engaging the...

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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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  • Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

    Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

    BioScience | November 7, 2018...
    Summary

    Ecological resilience is a powerful heuristic for ecosystem management in the context of rapid environmental change. Significant efforts are underway to improve the...

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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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