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Setting Aside Environmental Water for the San Joaquin River October 26 2020 If we can find a way to restore the health of San Joaquin River while preserving the region’s social and economic vitality, we can do it anywhere in the state.
How Permitting Slows Ecosystem Recovery and Climate Resilience Projects July 13 2020 California’s complex permitting process slows efforts to restore ecosystems at a time when healthy natural systems are needed more than ever. We talked to Letitia Grenier of the San Francisco Estuary Institute about how to improve the process.
Managing Freshwater Ecosystems in a Pandemic June 8 2020 Efforts to maintain the health of California’s freshwater ecosystems have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet maintaining momentum on this work is key to reducing the impact of a hotter, drier climate.
Commentary: Competing Narratives on Delta Outflow Fuel Water Conflict June 2 2020 The federal government’s efforts to increase water supplied to farms and cities, and a breakdown in cooperation between the state and federal government, have escalated conflict over the Delta. What are they really fighting over?
Commentary: Newsom’s Water Framework Is Imperfect but Necessary. The Alternative Is Further Deterioration of the Delta February 10 2020 The PPIC Water Policy Center assesses the proposed Newsom framework for managing the Delta and its watershed.