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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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  • A Survey of Efforts to Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California

    A Survey of Efforts to Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California

    Pacific Institute | April 12, 2018...
    Summary

    In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 64/292, which declared that “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation [is] a human...

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  • A Synthesis of Aquatic Science for Management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

    A Synthesis of Aquatic Science for Management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | January 29, 2013...
    Summary

    Lakes Mead and Mohave, which are the centerpieces of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, provide many significant benefits that have made the modern...

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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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  • Assessing and communicating the impacts of climate change on the Southern California coast

    Assessing and communicating the impacts of climate change on the Southern California coast

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 27, 2018...
    Summary

     Over the course of this and the next century, the combination of rising sea levels, severe storms, and coastal erosion will threaten the...

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  • Broadening understandings of drought: the climate vulnerability of farmworkers and rural communities in California (USA)

    Broadening understandings of drought: the climate vulnerability of farmworkers and rural communities in California (USA)

    Environmental Science and Policy, Elsevier | November 1, 2018...
    Summary

    The vulnerability of food and agricultural systems to climate variability and change is extensively studied. However, the vulnerability of agricultural labor is largely ignored...

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  • California against the sea

    California against the sea

    Los Angeles Times | July 7, 2019...
    Summary

    THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest. But the mighty Pacific,...

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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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  • Challenges Facing the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta: Complex, Chaotic, or Simply Cantankerous?

    Challenges Facing the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta: Complex, Chaotic, or Simply Cantankerous?

    University of California at Davis (UC Davis) | September 17, 2015...
    Summary

    Freshwater is a scarce and precious resource in California; its overall value is being made clear by the current severe drought. The Sacramento–San...

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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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