PPIC Water Policy Center
Video: A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems Lori Pottinger December 9 2019 California’s current approach for managing freshwater ecosystems is not working. An expert panel discussed an alternative path.
Commentary: California Must Stop Relying on the Endangered Species Act to Manage the Environment Jeffrey Mount December 5 2019 California’s freshwater ecosystems are under pressure and aquatic biodiversity is in decline. The state needs a new approach to protect the many beneficial uses these ecosystems provide.
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.