PPIC Water Policy Center
PPIC Water Policy Center
FEATURED ISSUE:
California’s Proposition 218 makes conservation-oriented water rates tough to implement. Reforms are needed to
manage the state’s water
now and in the future.
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NEW REPORT:
California's changing population, economy, and climate—and pressures from aging infrastructure and a deteriorating environment—require forward-looking water policies.
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FEATURED VIDEO:
Farmers and urban residents have made major progress in coping with drought. But they will need to do more.
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NEW REPORT:
California can learn from the
current drought—and from
Australia’s response to its
Millennium Drought—
to prepare for the future.
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FEATURED VIDEO:
Five immutable facts about California water guide the work of the PPIC Water Policy Center, says center director
Ellen Hanak
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April 24, 2015
San Jose, CA

April 27, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

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Did you know...
Roughly half of the water used in California cities is for landscape irrigation.
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Roughly 75% of California’s precipitation occurs north of Sacramento, but 75% of California’s water use occurs south of Sacramento.
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The driest three-year stretch on record in California occurred from 2011 to 2014—and 2014 was the hottest year on record.
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California’s native fishes are declining. A quarter are listed under federal and state endangered species acts and half are likely to become listed in the future.
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Two-thirds of California’s population and more than 3 million acres of irrigated farm land depend in part upon water exports from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta.
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