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How Water Justice Groups View Groundwater Sustainability Planning Caitrin Chappelle October 20 2020 Groundwater overdraft has caused domestic wells to go dry in the San Joaquin Valley. Environmental justice experts explain flaws in groundwater planning in light of this problem.
Ensuring Water Equity and Utility Solvency: Lessons from Phoenix Caitrin Chappelle October 12 2020 Water utilities face a growing challenge: taking in enough money to maintain complex water systems while also providing safe, affordable water. We talked to Kathryn Sorensen of Phoenix Water Services about Phoenix’s equity innovations.
Recession Safety Net Needed for State’s Small Water Systems Caitrin Chappelle, Lori Pottinger October 6 2020 California has many small water systems that serve economically disadvantaged communities, which were already struggling before the pandemic and recession hit. We talked to experts at the State Water Board about what can be done to keep them from falling off a financial cliff.
Commentary: 3 Lessons for California’s Water Funding Challenges in Today’s Recession Ellen Hanak, Jelena Jezdimirovic October 1 2020 California’s water managers have been busy keeping water systems safe and operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. But addressing the fiscal consequences of the economic recession is just beginning.
Groundwater Sustainability Moves from Planning to Implementation Lori Pottinger August 10 2020 The completion of groundwater sustainability plans for the state’s most over-pumped basins was a major step toward bringing basins into long-term balance. What are next steps and possible pitfalls in the process?