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: 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.
Taking on Tough Challenges at the State Water Board Lori Pottinger October 29 2019 The State Water Board is at the center of many critical water challenges, from protecting water quality to addressing drought. We talked to board member Sean Maguire about current priorities.