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Farms, Freight, and Retail Support the Recovery in Central California April 22 2021 Central California is seeing promising signals from certain industries as well as hard-hit sectors. Still, the economic situation across this region remains uncertain.
High and Rising: Flood Risk in California Grows July 20 2020 As the climate warms, California storms are getting more intense—adding to the state’s already high flood risk. Developing a better understanding of current and future flood vulnerability is essential to managing this risk.
Video: Counting the Central Valley November 20 2019 An expert panel discusses key challenges the Central Valley faces in ensuring a complete count in the 2020 Census and highlights how local government, community organizations, and philanthropy are working to address them.
Reducing Flood Risk in the Central Valley November 19 2019 The Central Valley has some of the highest risk of flooding in the state—and that risk is growing as the climate changes. We talked to Tim Ramirez of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board about what’s being done to manage this risk, now and into the future.
Fellow to Explore Central Valley Groundwater Problems September 12 2017 The new Steyer-Taylor Fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center will explore solutions to some of California’s toughest groundwater policy challenges.