California Water Myths
California faces enormous challenges in establishing a sustainable path for water resource management. One challenge is the rhetoric surrounding major water issues in the state. This study highlights eight common water myths, focusing on water supply, ecosystems, and legal and governance issues. In combating these myths, the report sets the stage for a more informed approach to water policy and management.
More information and additional myths can be found in Myths of California Water - Implications and Reality.
Interactive Map: Per Capita Urban Water Use: 1960-2005
Supported with funding from S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pisces Foundation, Resources Legacy Fund, and Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority.
California Water: Moving Beyond Myth
Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation
Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis