PPIC Water Policy Center
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.
Making End-of-Life Decisions on Aging Dams Lori Pottinger November 9 2020 Many of California’s large dams are outliving their functions and even becoming hazardous. We talked to Andrew Rypel of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences about how to address this aging dam population.
Improving Water Resilience for Cities and Farms with Water Partnerships Alvar Escriva-Bou November 2 2020 The San Joaquin Valley and urban Southern California are worlds apart, yet each face growing water challenges. Water partnerships that take advantage of shared water infrastructure can help both regions have a more secure water future.
Setting Aside Environmental Water for the San Joaquin River Jeffrey Mount, Ted Grantham, Brian Gray, Ellen Hanak 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.