PPIC Water Policy Center
PPIC Water Policy Center
JUST THE FACTS:
Water is shared among
cities, farms, and the environment in California.
Who uses how much?
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BRIEFING KIT:
Managing water remains
one of the great challenges
for California. This briefing kit highlights nine key challenges,
and policy changes
to address them.
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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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FOCUS ON WATER SUPPLY:
What do Californians need to know about our water system to understand the challenges we face? Listen to a “Water 101” podcast by PPIC Senior Fellow Jeff Mount.
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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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June 4
Fresno, CA

April 27
The New Reality: Addressing the Water Challenge
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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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