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Caitrin Chappelle
Caitrin Chappelle
Associate Center Director and Research Fellow

Water policy

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Caitrin Chappelle is associate director at the PPIC Water Policy Center, where she manages research and operations, and a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. Her own research focuses on natural resource management and California water policy. She has co-authored work on the statewide drought, funding gaps in water management, and multiple ecosystem stressors in the Sacramento­–San Joaquin Delta. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Geological Survey. She holds an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in ecology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Commentary: As Drought Alarms Sound, Don’t Ignore the Environment
Addressing Water Affordability in Urban California
How Water Justice Groups View Groundwater Sustainability Planning
Ensuring Water Equity and Utility Solvency: Lessons from Phoenix
Recession Safety Net Needed for State’s Small Water Systems
The LA River and the Trade-Offs of Water Recycling
California’s Growing Demand for Recycled Water Has Ripple Effects
Commentary: How Better Wastewater Management Can Help California Adapt to Climate Change
Local Measures Address Water, Fire in the Midterm Elections
New Laws on Drought, Forests, and Safe Drinking Water
Connecting Water Systems for Safe Drinking Water
World Water Day through a California Lens
Governor’s Budget Banks on Voters Passing Water Bond
Information Gaps Hinder Progress on Safe Drinking Water
New Laws Ease Funding and Improve Accounting for Water
Groundwater Quality Is Key to Quantity
Governor’s Funding Plan for Climate, Drought
Understanding the New Federal Water Law
Solutions for the Delta
Federal Drought Management: It’s Complicated
Flint, a Water Quality Reminder for California
The Great Nutrient Pollution Challenge
New Water Laws Address Groundwater, Marijuana
California’s Renters in the Dark on Drought Targets
California Streams Going to Pot from Marijuana Boom
Drought Bills: Small Changes, High Impact
Video: Addressing California’s Water Challenge
Video: Water in Silicon Valley
Drought Watch: What’s in Proposition 1?
Drought Watch: Rethinking Urban Water Pricing
Drought Watch: Trends in Urban Water Use
Drought Watch: Support for the Water Bond
Drought Watch: Our Thirsty Lawns
Drought Watch: Regional Solutions
Drought Watch: Essential Elements for a Water Bond
Drought Watch: Funding Sustainable Groundwater Management
Drought Watch: Roadblocks to Efficient Funding
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