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  • A Legal Guide to the Public’s Rights to Access and Use of California’s Navigable Waters

    A Legal Guide to the Public’s Rights to Access and Use of California’s Navigable Waters

    California State Lands Commission | November 20, 2017...
    Summary

    In California, members of the public have rights to access and use navigable waters for many beneficial uses, including, but not limited to navigation, fishing, and recreation. These public rights are expressed in federal law, California’s Act of...

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  • Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture: A Blueprint for Action

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    Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture: A Blueprint for Action

    U.S. Water Alliance | June 26, 2018...
    Summary

    No matter who we are, where we live, or what we do, water is essential to our lives. It is life’s most precious...

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  • California’s Future

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    California’s Future

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | January 18, 2018...
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    Water management in California has always been challenging. The state’s variable climate is marked by long droughts and severe floods, with stark regional...

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  • Citizen’s Guide to Working with the California Water Boards

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    Citizen’s Guide to Working with the California Water Boards

    California State Water Resources Control Board | July 8, 2011...
    Summary

    The Guide provides an overview of the Water Boards and the many opportunities that all Californians have to participate with the Water Boards...

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  • Emerging trends in global freshwater availability

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    Emerging trends in global freshwater availability

    Nature | May 17, 2018...
    Summary

    Freshwater availability is changing worldwide. Here we quantify 34 trends in terrestrial water storage observed by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)...

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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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  • Feasibility Study for a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

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    Feasibility Study for a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

    Delta Protection Commission | June 4, 2012...
    Summary

    In Fall 2009, the California State Legislature passed a comprehensive package reforming governance of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and related aspects of...

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  • Funding Water in Times of Financial Uncertainty: The Case for a Public Goods Charge in California

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    Funding Water in Times of Financial Uncertainty: The Case for a Public Goods Charge in California

    Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West | January 15, 2015...
    Summary

    Funding for water-related public purpose projects has become increasingly scarce in California. Utilities are facing new challenges that require additional capital while the...

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  • How can we support the development of robust groundwater sustainability plans?

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    How can we support the development of robust groundwater sustainability plans?

    California Agriculture | March 13, 2018...
    Summary

    Three years after California passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SMGA), groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) are now preparing to develop their groundwater sustainability...

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  • Improving and Sustaining BLM-Tribal Relations (Handbook 1780-1)

    Improving and Sustaining BLM-Tribal Relations (Handbook 1780-1)

    Bureau of Land Management | December 15, 2016...
    Summary

    Manual Section 1780 (MS-1780) and Handbook 1780-1 (H-1780-1) are being released simultaneously . H-1780-1 , I mproving and Sustaining BLM- Tribal Relations, replaces...

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  • Inhabiting the Delta: A Landscape Approach to Transformative Socio-Ecological Restoration

    Inhabiting the Delta: A Landscape Approach to Transformative Socio-Ecological Restoration

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | September 19, 2017...
    Summary

    Current legislation and plans for the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta (Delta) call for large-scale restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, which will require significant...

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  • Inventory of Recreation Facilities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (2015)

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    Inventory of Recreation Facilities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (2015)

    Delta Protection Commission | February 21, 2017...
    Summary

    The Delta Protection Commission (Commission) is committed to national recognition of the Delta as a diverse, accessible, modern recreation and tourism destination. The...

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  • Living with Water Scarcity

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    Living with Water Scarcity

    David Zetland | August 5, 2014...
    Summary

    “Don’t panic. It is easy to live with water scarcity. Use politics to allocate community water before using economics to ration commodity water,"...

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  • Outreach and Engagement (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Outreach and Engagement (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
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    Outreach and engagement for water management in California is use of tools and practices by water agencies to facilitate contributions by public individuals...

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  • The Great California Delta Trail: Blueprint Report for Contra Costa and Solano Counties

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    The Great California Delta Trail: Blueprint Report for Contra Costa and Solano Counties

    Delta Protection Commission | September 1, 2009...
    Summary

    The Delta Trail concept was born out of Senate Bill 1556, created by Senator Torlakson and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger to facilitate the...

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  • The Struggle for Water Justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Focus on Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities

    The Struggle for Water Justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Focus on Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities

    U.C. Davis Center for Regional Change | February 1, 2018...
    Summary

    In California, lack of access to clean, safe, and affordable water is a threat to public health and well-being, and violates the state’s...

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  • The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Governance Conference: Research and Practice Synthesis Report 2018

    The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Governance Conference: Research and Practice Synthesis Report 2018

    U.C. Davis Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior | June 8, 2018...
    Summary

    “The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Governance Conference: Research and Practice,” held at the UC Davis in February 2018, assembled 55 social science researchers...

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  • Tribal Communication Plan

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    Tribal Communication Plan

    Department of Water Resources | June 1, 2008...
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  • UC groundwater research: A survey

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    UC groundwater research: A survey

    California Agriculture | March 13, 2018...
    Summary

    As California implements the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), UC research is building knowledge and supporting innovation in groundwater recharge, groundwater accounting, groundwater...

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  • Water and Culture (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Water and Culture (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

    This resource management strategy report presents the emerging thinking of many California Water Plan Advisory Committee members and other stakeholders regarding the importance...

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