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Report · November 2018

California’s Water: Energy and Water

Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Katrina Jessoe, Robert Wilkinson, Joshua Viers, Newsha Ajami, Alvar Escriva-Bou, David Jassby, and Edward Spang

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Energy and water use in the state are interconnected yet managed separately. This brief describes the synergies and tradeoffs between the two sectors and proposes ways to increase the efficiency and sustainability of both.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes 13 of the state’s most pressing water management issues.


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