Turning the Page on a Disruptive Year in the Water World Ellen Hanak 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.
A Wish List for Water Collaboration with the Biden‒Harris Administration Lori Pottinger January 6 2021 Cooperation between California and the federal government was at a low ebb over the past four years. A diverse group of experts discusses top water priorities for collaboration between the state and the new administration.
Election Takeaways: California Voters Send Conflicting Signals Mark Baldassare December 14 2020 Nearly 18 million Californians voted in the November 2020 election—an all-time high. PPIC’s Mark Baldassare discusses the final election results and what they say about Californians’ mindset and policy preferences in a year of unprecedented challenges.
Video: Building a Water-Resilient California Lori Pottinger November 23 2020 What are key California water priorities for the coming year, in light of ongoing disruptions from the pandemic, the recession, lingering drought, and a record-breaking fire season? Panels of experts discussed three top priorities.
New Laws Address Water Affordability and Wildfire Risks Henry McCann, Gokce Sencan November 16 2020 The pandemic and recession forced tough decisions in Sacramento this year. Despite challenging circumstances, several high-priority bills covering safe drinking water and wildfire risk reduction were enacted.