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  • A Compilation of Water Quality Goals

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    A Compilation of Water Quality Goals

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 2016...
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    This State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff report, A Compilation of Water Quality Goals, supersedes the April 2011 edition and...

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  • Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

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    Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

    California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply | April 11, 2014...
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    In delving into the connectivity concept and approach, members of the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS) felt that it was...

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  • Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment

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    Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment

    Little Hoover Commission | June 1, 1991...
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    Cal-EPA was created to consolidate environmental programs and concentrate on vigorous enforcement of environmental regulations. The report discusses risk assessment activities, uniform permit...

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  • CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

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    CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

    Little Hoover Commission | November 17, 2005...
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    The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday recommended overhauling how state and federal agencies are managing the massive, multibillion-dollar effort to restore the Bay-Delta...

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  • California Water Action Plan (2014)

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    California Water Action Plan (2014)

    State of California | January 1, 2014...
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    California has seen many flood events, including the most recent flood of 1995 when 48 of 58 counties declared a state of emergency....

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  • California Water Action Plan (2016 Update)

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    California Water Action Plan (2016 Update)

    State of California | January 1, 2016...
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    California is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in memory. The 2016 water year is off to a good start, but with...

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  • California’s Water: An LAO Primer

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    California’s Water: An LAO Primer

    Legislative Analyst's Office | October 22, 2008...
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    California’s water delivery system is facing a series of challenges due in part to a combination of increasingly variable weather conditions, legal requirements,...

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  • Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Flood Control District | September 21, 2012...
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    The Problem: Stormwater and runoff rushes down the street, picking up trash and toxic pollutants. On a rainy day, over 10 billion gallons...

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  • Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water Boards

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    Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water Boards

    Little Hoover Commission | January 1, 2009...
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    The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday urged the governor and the Legislature to reform the State Water Resources Control Board and nine Regional...

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  • Colorado River Water: Challenges for California

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    Colorado River Water: Challenges for California

    Legislative Analyst's Office | October 16, 1997...
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    The Secretary of the Interior has directed California to come up with a plan to live within its entitlement of 4.4 million acre-feet of...

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  • Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Integrity Policy

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    Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Integrity Policy

    Department of Fish and Wildlife | June 15, 2017...
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    In order to guide the scientific work by the Department and pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 715(d), the Department adopts this...

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  • Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

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    Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

    Federal Register | December 27, 2016...
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    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), announce the final Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compensatory Mitigation Policy. The new...

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  • Endangered Species Act (ESA): The Exemption Process

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    Endangered Species Act (ESA): The Exemption Process

    Congressional Research Service | January 27, 2017...
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    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to protect species from extinction, but it includes an exemption process for those unusual cases where...

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  • Environmental Justice Program Implementation for Lahontan Region

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    Environmental Justice Program Implementation for Lahontan Region

    Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board | January 30, 2015...
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    The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan Water Board) reviewed how environmental justice (EJ) is conducted in the region and examined new...

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  • Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management

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    Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management

    Congressional Research Service | February 9, 2009...
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    The federal government owns about 650 million acres (29%) of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States. Four agencies administer...

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  • Five Decades of Magical Thinking: How California?s Water Policy is Founded on a Bankrupt 53-year-old Fantasy

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    Five Decades of Magical Thinking: How California?s Water Policy is Founded on a Bankrupt 53-year-old Fantasy

    California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) | May 5, 2012...
    Summary

    Recent revelations confirm that California?s water policy is founded on a decades-old water deficit, one that will only be compounded by Jerry Brown?s...

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  • From crisis to connectivity: Renewed thinking about managing California’s water & food supply

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    From crisis to connectivity: Renewed thinking about managing California’s water & food supply

    California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply | April 14, 2014...
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    Modern water management has largely focused on the near-term objectives of a particular user group, be it agriculture, urban, or environment. Over time,...

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  • Healthy, Fair, and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy

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    Healthy, Fair, and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy

    Pacific Institute | January 1, 2002...
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    A new report released by the Pacific Institute and the California Green Scissors project makes the case for changing the way pesticides are regulated in...

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  • Implementing a Public Goods Charge for Water

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    Implementing a Public Goods Charge for Water

    California Public Utilities Commission | July 12, 2010...
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    Our client asked for recommendations on how to implement a public goods charge (PGC) on water, as per the “Water Energy” section of...

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  • Natural Resources Policy: Management, Institutions, and Issues

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    Natural Resources Policy: Management, Institutions, and Issues

    Congressional Research Service | January 17, 2007...
    Summary

    Natural resources management remains a significant issue for the federal government. Growing demands on the nation’s resources and interest in their protection and...

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