PPIC Water Policy Center
PPIC Water Policy Center
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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NEW BLOG POST:
Four key legislators discuss
their water policy priorities and
agree on their top one:
overseeing the implementation
of the state water bond.
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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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FEATURED VIDEO:
California needs to move
beyond its reliance on
state bonds to fund the
system, says Ellen Hanak,
director of the PPIC
Water Policy Center.
WATCH VIDEO

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