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Ensuring Safe Drinking Water for California’s Native American Communities June 22 2021 California’s tribes frequently lack access to safe drinking water—and lack the funds to fix aging infrastructure. A new state program may help improve the situation.
Commentary: How Better Data Can Help California Avoid a Drinking Water Crisis June 14 2021 As California’s drought enters its second year, new reporting systems can help Central Valley communities take action before the taps run dry.
How Water Bonds Plug Spending Holes June 7 2021 As California responds to yet another drought and prepares for a future of greater climate extremes, securing funding to boost the water system’s resilience is a top priority.
A Look at California’s Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Gaps May 24 2021 A new state study identified a $4.6 billion funding gap to resolve safe drinking water problems over five years. We talked to UCLA’s Greg Pierce, the study’s lead researcher, about the findings.
Turning the Page on a Disruptive Year in the Water World January 11 2021 Ellen Hanak, director of the PPIC Water Policy Center, describes some of 2020’s more pressing water-world challenges, and the center’s response to them.