Providing Safe Drinking Water in the Face of Disasters: Lessons from Lake County Jelena Jezdimirovic December 18 2019 Small, rural communities with ongoing drinking water challenges are especially vulnerable to greater extremes brought on by a warming climate. We interviewed Jan Coppinger of Lake County Special Districts about how local water agencies have dealt with a string of natural disasters.
Reducing Flood Risk in the Central Valley Lori Pottinger 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.
Addressing Inequality in Flood Risk Lori Pottinger November 13 2019 More than 7 million Californians are at risk of flooding, and not every community is well prepared. We talked to two experts at UC Irvine about how flooding affects social inequality.
Video: Preparing California’s Water System for Climate Extremes Lori Pottinger November 7 2019 Climate change brings multiple pressures to the state’s water management. Panels of experts discussed ways to prepare for greater climate volatility.
Are Californians Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster? Alyssa Dykman October 17 2019 Although a solid majority of Californians are concerned about the impact of a natural disaster, less than one-third say they are very knowledgeable about how to prepare for one.