PPIC Water Policy Center
Food Security in a Time of COVID-19 Insecurity: How the Virus Affects Farming Lori Pottinger March 30 2020 How will COVID-19 affect California agriculture—key to food supplies locally and nationally? We talked to farmer Cannon Michael about the pandemic’s impact on farmers and farmworkers.
COVID-19: Not a Threat to California’s Water Supply Lori Pottinger March 25 2020 California’s water supply remains safe for drinking during the pandemic. Protecting the workers who keep it clean is a top priority.
A Reality Check on Groundwater Overdraft in the San Joaquin Valley Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou March 11 2020 A look at new plans for managing groundwater sustainably in the San Joaquin Valley—California’s largest farming region.
Why the Big Drop in California’s Colorado River Water Use? Lori Pottinger March 2 2020 California's use of Colorado River water is at its lowest level in decades. We talked to John Fleck of University of New Mexico about this trend.
California Agriculture in 2050: Still Feeding People, Maybe Fewer Acres and Cows Lori Pottinger February 18 2020 Water supply, regulations, tariffs, climate change, and other challenges affect agriculture. We talked to Dan Sumner of the UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center about the future of California agriculture.