Commentary: How to Address Groundwater Planning Gaps Ellen Hanak, Jelena Jezdimirovic June 16 2020 Groundwater sustainability planning for the San Joaquin Valley will have to resolve gaps in three key areas to ensure success.
Video: A Review of San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plans Lori Pottinger May 27 2020 Groundwater agencies in California’s largest farming region have submitted plans to address excess pumping. PPIC experts explain their plans to end overdraft and mitigate its undesirable effects, and next steps to achieve sustainability.
Will Groundwater Sustainability Plans End the Problem of Dry Drinking Water Wells? Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou May 14 2020 Overpumping of groundwater has caused domestic wells to go dry in the San Joaquin Valley. Many sustainability plans do not propose ways to mitigate this problem.
Wastewater Treatment Kills Most Pathogens, Including COVID-19 Virus Lori Pottinger April 13 2020 Californians reuse treated wastewater for water supply, to irrigate crops, and to support freshwater ecosystems. We talked to two experts about managing coronavirus in the “sewershed.”
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.