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  • 2017 Potable Reuse Compendium

    2017 Potable Reuse Compendium

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | January 11, 2018...
    Summary

    Appropriate and necessary treatment and reuse of wastewater to augment existing water resources is a rapidly expanding approach for both non-potable and potable...

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  • 2017 SGMA Annual Report South American Subbasin (5-021.65) Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority

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    2017 SGMA Annual Report South American Subbasin (5-021.65) Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority

    Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority, GEI Consultants Inc. | April 1, 2018...
    Summary

    The Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority (SCGA) has prepared an Annual Report describing groundwater conditions in the South American Subbasin for the 2017 Water...

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  • 20×2020 Water Conservation Plan

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    20×2020 Water Conservation Plan

    Department of Water Resources | February 18, 2009...
    Summary

    In February 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger introduced a seven-part comprehensive plan for improving the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. As part of this effort, the Governor...

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  • Achieving a Sustainable California Water Future Through Innovations in Science and Technology

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    Achieving a Sustainable California Water Future Through Innovations in Science and Technology

    California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) | November 4, 2014...
    Summary

    California has a long history of success in leveraging innovations in science, technology, management and implementation strategies to improve its resource management, including...

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  • Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    Adapting to Change: Utility Systems and Declining Flows

    California Water Urban Agencies | November 1, 2017...
    Summary

    During the recent historic drought, Californians responded to the call for emergency statewide water use reductions, which the state has recognized as a...

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  • Assessment of California’s Water Footprint

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    Assessment of California’s Water Footprint

    Pacific Institute | December 11, 2012...
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    The Pacific Institute has released the first comprehensive assessment of California’s water footprint, providing an important perspective on the interconnections between everyday activities...

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  • California’s Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, and Money

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    California’s Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, and Money

    Pacific Institute | September 26, 2010...
    Summary

    A new analysis from the Pacific Institute recommends specific actions that can annually save a million acre-feet of water quickly and at a...

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  • Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector

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    Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector

    Department of Water Resources | April 29, 2010...
    Summary

    The goal of this report is to provide a starting point from which the water planning community can move toward improving the allocation...

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  • Diverse stakeholders create collaborative, multilevel basin governance for groundwater sustainability

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    Diverse stakeholders create collaborative, multilevel basin governance for groundwater sustainability

    California Agriculture | March 13, 2018...
    Summary

    The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is introducing significant changes in the way groundwater is governed for agricultural use. It requires the formation...

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  • Economic and Water Supply Effects of Ending Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley

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    Economic and Water Supply Effects of Ending Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | March 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Surface water and groundwater management are often tightly linked, even when linkage is not intended or expected. This link is especially common in...

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  • Economic Efficiency of Water Use and Allocation in California: A Scoping-Level Analysis

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    Economic Efficiency of Water Use and Allocation in California: A Scoping-Level Analysis

    Delta Vision | July 1, 2008...
    Summary

    This report identifies key issues related to the economic efficiency of water development, allocation and use in California and discusses general policy changes...

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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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  • Hidden Oasis: Water Conservation and Efficiency in Las Vegas

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    Hidden Oasis: Water Conservation and Efficiency in Las Vegas

    Pacific Institute | November 20, 2007...
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    Two of the West’s preeminent water organizations report Las Vegas Valley is sitting on an oasis of water and money savings. In their...

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  • LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles City-Wide Overview

    LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles City-Wide Overview

    UCLA: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge | February 1, 2018...
    Summary

    This report assesses the potential to improve water quality standards while integrating complementary One Water Management practices that can increase potential local water...

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  • Lawns and Water Demand in California

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    Lawns and Water Demand in California

    Public Policy Institute of California | June 26, 2006...
    Summary

    Over the next 25 years, outdoor water use will be a major factor in escalating water demand in California. The demand will be...

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  • Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life: Implementing Executive Order B-37-16

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    Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life: Implementing Executive Order B-37-16

    State of California | April 7, 2017...
    Summary

    In May of 2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Executive Order (B?37?16) that instructed State agencies to help Californians adopt permanent changes...

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  • Methodologies for Calculating Baseline and Compliance Urban Per Capita Water Use (For the Consistent Implementation of the Water Conservation Act of 2009)

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    Methodologies for Calculating Baseline and Compliance Urban Per Capita Water Use (For the Consistent Implementation of the Water Conservation Act of 2009)

    Department of Water Resources | April 26, 2016...
    Summary

    In November 2009, SBX7-7, The Water Conservation Act of 2009, was signed into law as part of a comprehensive water legislation package. The...

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  • Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water: New Report Examines 100 Cities and Agencies

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    Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water: New Report Examines 100 Cities and Agencies

    Pacific Institute | June 12, 2011...
    Summary

    The Pacific Institute’s Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water documents population and water delivery information and trends for 100 cities and agencies...

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  • Overview of Greywater Reuse: The Potential of Greywater Systems to Aid Sustainable Water Management

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    Overview of Greywater Reuse: The Potential of Greywater Systems to Aid Sustainable Water Management

    Pacific Institute | November 18, 2010...
    Summary

    As pressures on freshwater resources grow around the world and as new sources of supply become increasingly scarce, expensive, or politically controversial, efforts...

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  • Paso Robles vineyard irrigation study provides benchmark data to assist future area groundwater management

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    Paso Robles vineyard irrigation study provides benchmark data to assist future area groundwater management

    California Agriculture | March 13, 2018...
    Summary

    Accurate information on irrigation water usage does not exist in many areas where groundwater is the primary water source. This lack of information...

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