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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...
    Summary

    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...
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    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...
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    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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  • 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 (BLM) | 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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