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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Moving Toward a Multi-Benefit Approach for Water Management

    Moving Toward a Multi-Benefit Approach for Water Management

    Pacific Institute | April 11, 2019...
    Summary

    There is broad recognition that adapting to climate change, coupled with the need to address aging infrastructure, population growth, and degraded ecosystems, will require rethinking programs and...

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  • Shifting landscapes: decoupled urban irrigation and greenness patterns during severe drought

    Shifting landscapes: decoupled urban irrigation and greenness patterns during severe drought

    Environmental Research Letters | June 7, 2019...
    Summary

    Urban outdoor water conservation and efficiency offer high potential for demand-side management, but irrigation, greenness, and climate interlinks must be better understood to design...

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  • Sustainable Landscapes on Commercial and Industrial Properties in the Santa Ana River Watershed

    Sustainable Landscapes on Commercial and Industrial Properties in the Santa Ana River Watershed

    Pacific Institute | February 14, 2019...
    Summary

    Pressures on water resources are intensifying due to aging infrastructure, population growth, climate change, and other factors. Marked by vast expanses of thirsty lawns...

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