PPIC Water Policy Center
Governor’s Budget Seeks to Build Water Resilience Ellen Hanak, Gokce Sencan January 21 2020 A look at the water and climate priorities laid out in two new documents: the state’s draft Water Resilience Portfolio and the governor’s proposed budget.
A Changing Water Landscape Ellen Hanak January 13 2020 A look back at the PPIC Water Policy Center’s work in 2019.
California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Hampers Shasta Reservoir Project Brian Gray, Jeffrey Mount January 6 2020 A proposal to raise Shasta Dam to increase storage capacity is unlikely to go forward, given the protected status of a tributary that the project would inundate.
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.
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.