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  • A Guide for Using the Transient Ground-Water Flow Model of the Death Valley Regional Ground-Water Flow System, Nevada and California

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    A Guide for Using the Transient Ground-Water Flow Model of the Death Valley Regional Ground-Water Flow System, Nevada and California

    U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management | November 4, 2006...
    Summary

    This report is a guide for executing numerical simulations with the transient ground-water flow model of the Death Valley regional ground-water flow system,...

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  • An Update of the Death Valley Regional Groundwater Flow System Transient Model, Nevada and California

    An Update of the Death Valley Regional Groundwater Flow System Transient Model, Nevada and California

    U.S. Geological Survey | October 31, 2016...
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    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has revised the regional-scale Death Valley regional groundwater flow system (DVRFS) numerical model with new data and interpretations...

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  • California’s Water – Energy Relationship

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    California’s Water – Energy Relationship

    California Energy Commission | November 1, 2005...
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    This is an urgent time of both challenge and opportunity. The primary finding of this paper is that a major portion of the...

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  • California’s Water: Energy and Water

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    California’s Water: Energy and Water

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    Energy and water use in the state are interconnected yet managed separately. This brief describes the synergies and tradeoffs between the two sectors...

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  • Energizing Water Efficiency: California Energy Sector Experiences Can Advance State’s Water Conservation and Efficiency

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    Energizing Water Efficiency: California Energy Sector Experiences Can Advance State’s Water Conservation and Efficiency

    Pacific Institute | December 29, 2013...
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    As a dry December accentuates the stress on California’s limited water supplies, the success of the state’s energy sector in implementing efficiency programs...

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  • Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Costs of California’s Water Supply

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    Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Costs of California’s Water Supply

    Pacific Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council | August 24, 2004...
    Summary

    As California’s electricity demand sets record highs and the Southwest is parched by drought, Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Cost of California’s Water Supply by...

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  • Independent Forensic Team Report: Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

    Independent Forensic Team Report: Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

    California Department of Water Resources | January 5, 2018...
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    The Oroville Dam spillway incident was caused by a long-term systemic failure of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), regulatory, and general...

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  • Pricing Practices in the Electricity Sector to Promote Conservation and Efficiency: Lessons for the Water Sector

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    Pricing Practices in the Electricity Sector to Promote Conservation and Efficiency: Lessons for the Water Sector

    Pacific Institute | September 11, 2013...
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    Because water utilities are dependent on the sale of water to recoup costs, reduced sales can result in deficits – and per capita...

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  • The estimated impact of California’s urban water conservation mandate on electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

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    The estimated impact of California’s urban water conservation mandate on electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

    Environmental Research Letters | January 12, 2018...
    Summary

    In April 2015, the Governor of California mandated a 25% statewide reduction in water consumption (relative to 2013 levels) by urban water suppliers....

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  • The Water Footprint of California’s Energy System, 1990–2012

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    The Water Footprint of California’s Energy System, 1990–2012

    Pacific Institute | February 1, 2015...
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    A new article by Julian Fulton and  Heather Cooley  evaluates the amount of water consumed in meeting California’s energy needs – also referred...

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  • Water-Energy Synergies: Coordinating Efficiency Programs in California

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    Water-Energy Synergies: Coordinating Efficiency Programs in California

    Pacific Institute | September 4, 2013...
    Summary

    All forms of energy – from hydropower to solar panels – use water to extract and process the fuels, construct the processing facilities,...

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