PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2016 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:40:14 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications PPIC Statewide Survey Californians and Higher Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1223 <p> Californians give the state’s public higher education system high marks, but see affordability as a big problem. Most say higher education funding is inadequate but also believe that existing funds need to be used more wisely. While nearly all see the system as important to the state’s future, Californians are divided on whether a college education is necessary for individual success in today’s economy. </p> <p align="left"><img alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" border="0" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Crosstabs</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_AllAdults1216.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_LikelyVoters1216.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </p> <p align="left"><img alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" border="0" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Time Trends</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_AllAdults1216.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_LikelyVoters1216.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </p> <p>The survey was supported with funding from the Arjay and Frances Miller Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, John and Louise Bryson, Walter Hewlett, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.</p> Thu, 8 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT Career Technical Education in Health: An Overview of Student Success at California’s Community Colleges http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1220 <p>Health programs at California’s community colleges attract a large and diverse set of students and are linked to growing job opportunities in a generally well-paying industry for Californians with less than a bachelor’s degree. Many community college students who have earned career tech credentials in health care over the past decade have seen sizeable wage gains. Efforts to increase completion rates and close achievement gaps can expand access to health careers while helping the state meet its workforce needs. </p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the Sutton Family Fund.</p> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT Health Training Pathways at California’s Community Colleges http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1221 <p>State and federal policymakers looking to improve economic mobility and meet workforce needs have renewed their focus on career technical education. Health training is of particular interest—California’s community colleges offer a range of health programs and credentials and demand is growing for health workers with some college training. Students who earn shorter-term health credentials tend to see relatively low wage gains, and relatively few return to school to pursue higher-level training. Targeted outreach and support could help more students move along pathways to higher earnings. </p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the <a href="http://www.ecmcfoundation.org/">ECMC Foundation</a> and the Sutton Family Fund.</p> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT Special Education Finance in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=873 <p> California's extensive special education system is costly and complex. By giving districts greater flexibility over special education funding, the state can strengthen transparency, accountability, and local control.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a> and the <a href="http://stuartfoundation.org/">Stuart Foundation</a>.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT Math Placement in California's Public Schools http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1219 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT Preparing Students for Success in California’s Community Colleges http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1215 <p>Community colleges identify 80 percent of incoming students as underprepared for college-level work. Fewer than half of these students advance to and succeed in a college course (44% in English and 27% in math). Concerns about poor outcomes have led to institutional reforms.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from The Sutton Family Fund.</p> Wed, 9 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT Determining College Readiness in California’s Community Colleges: A Survey of Assessment and Placement Policies http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1216 <p>Assessment and placement policies govern where students begin their college journey. Yet community colleges vary greatly in how they identify college-ready students—potentially leading to inequitable access to transfer-level courses.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from The Sutton Family Fund.</p> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT Anticipating Changes in Regional Demand for Nursing Homes http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1217 Wed, 2 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1218 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by a wide margin in California, and half of likely voters are more enthusiastic about voting than usual.</li> <li>In the US Senate race, Kamala Harris leads Loretta Sanchez by 22 points; a third of Republicans say they will not vote in this race.</li> <li>Majorities favor measures to extend a tax on high incomes, increase cigarette taxes, and legalize marijuana, but the state school bond measure fails to garner majority support.</li> <li>Slightly more than half of Californians have a favorable view of the Democratic Party; fewer than one in four view the Republican Party favorably.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" border="0" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Crosstabs</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_AllAdults1016.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_LikelyVoters1016.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </p> <p align="left"><img alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" border="0" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Time Trends</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_AllAdults1016.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrends_LikelyVoters1016.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </p> <p>The survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://irvine.org/">The James Irvine Foundation</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1660#donor">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: The Colorado River http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1211 <p>The Colorado River—a major water source for Southern California’s cities and farms—is shared among seven states and Mexico. Water use now outstrips supply. The environmental impacts of water use in this basin pose special challenges. This brief describes adaptation strategies so that the river can continue to provide essential benefits to the region.</p> <p> This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Energy and Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1212 <p>Energy and water use in the state are interconnected yet managed separately. This brief describes the synergies and tradeoffs between the two sectors and proposes ways to increase the efficiency and sustainability of both.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1213 <p>Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack. This brief outlines ways California and the federal government—the largest landowner in headwater areas—could address critical problems in these areas.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130 <p>Managing water remains one of the great challenges for California. Population growth, a shifting climate, and declining ecosystem health are putting pressure on the state’s water supply and flood management systems. New policies are needed to address these challenges. This briefing kit highlights some of the most pressing issues, including: </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1131">Climate change and water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1211">The Colorado River</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1212">Energy and water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1132">Managing droughts</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1133">Paying for water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1134">Preparing for floods</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1213">Protecting headwaters</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1135">The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1136">Storing water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1137">Water for cities</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1139">Water for the environment</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1140">Water for farms</a></span></li> </ul><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Climate Change and Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1131 <p>California’s climate is warming and becoming more variable. While the state is a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, its water system was designed for a 20th century climate. All facets of water management must be updated to adapt to changing conditions. This brief summarizes strategies to help the state prepare for a changing climate and rising sea level.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Managing Droughts http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1132 <p>California is prone to multi-year droughts. Diverse, coordinated approaches are needed to stretch our water supply, ensure safe drinking water for at-risk communities, and protect the natural environment during dry periods. This brief describes the major effects of drought, and outlines adaptation strategies to manage them.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Paying for Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1133 <p>Sustainable solutions by state and local leaders are needed to close serious funding gaps in a number of critical areas of water management—including floods, water quality, and aquatic ecosystems. This brief describes the state’s major water funding gaps and proposes ways to fill them.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Preparing for Floods http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1134 <p>One in five residents and billions of dollars in assets are vulnerable to flooding. Climate change brings new vulnerabilities. This brief describes new tools and approaches that can reduce these risks.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1135 <p>The Delta is the deteriorating, fragile hub of California’s water supply system. Critical decisions about its future are pending. This brief looks at various approaches being proposed to improve management and health of the Delta. </p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Storing Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1136 <p>An extensive storage system plays a critical role in the state’s water management. This brief describes a number of ways to improve the management of reservoirs and groundwater basins to better prepare for droughts and manage floods.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Water for Cities http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1137 <p>California’s urban water suppliers are adapting to an increasing population and a growing economy by diversifying supplies and reducing demand. Ongoing challenges described in this brief include managing water quality and developing cost-effective, sustainable local supplies.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.</p><hr /> <p>This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors: <br /> <a href="http://www.almonds.com/">Almond Board of California</a><br /> <a href="http://www.acwa.com/">Association of California Water Agencies</a><br /> <a href="http://www.amwater.com/caaw/">California American Water Co.</a><br /> <a href="http://caltrout.org/">California Trout</a><br /> <a href="http://www.calwatergroup.com/">California Water Service Group</a><br /> <a href="http://kabcenellfdn.org/">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.driscolls.com/">Driscoll's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ene.com/">Ecology and Environment Inc.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.edf.org/">Environmental Defense Fund</a><br /> <a href="http://www.mwdh2o.com/">The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mojavewater.org/">Mojave Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morganfamilyfoundation.org/">Morgan Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nature.org/">The Nature Conservancy</a><br /> <a href="http://www.norcalwater.org/">Northern California Water Association</a><br /> <a href="http://piscesfoundation.org/">Pisces Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.rosenbergfound.org/">Rosenberg Ach Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sdfoundation.org/">The San Diego Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sfwater.org/">San Francisco Public Utilities Commission</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sawpa.org/">Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority</a><br /> <a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.scwa.ca.gov/">Sonoma County Water Agency</a><br /> <a href="http://www.suscon.org/">Sustainable Conservation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/">The Walton Family Foundation</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wga.com/">Western Growers</a><br /> <a href="https://www.wonderful.com/">The Wonderful Company</a></p> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT