California’s Water: Climate Change and Water
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.
This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.
This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors:
Almond Board of California
Association of California Water Agencies
California American Water Co.
California Water Service
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Ecology and Environment Inc.
Environmental Defense Fund
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mojave Water Agency
Morgan Family Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Northern California Water Association
Rosenberg Ach Foundation
The San Diego Foundation
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sonoma County Water Agency
The Walton Family Foundation
The Wonderful Company