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photo - Joshua Trees and Yellow Wildflowers in the Mojave DesertPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Key findings from the current survey include: One in four Californians name water supply and drought as the state’s top environmental issue; 63% say water…

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photo - Subsidence Repair on Aqueduct in Kern County, California - Pixel CA DWR AI_Subsidence_0000_03_09_0243Paying for California’s Water System

Most funding for California’s water system comes from local water bills and taxes. During droughts and recessions, revenues decline, making it harder for water agencies…

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photo - Filing Glass with Water from Kitchen TapWater Affordability

With the cost of supplying water growing in many parts of the state, an affordability crisis is brewing—both for families facing higher bills and communities…

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photo - Oroville River during DroughtDroughts in California

California is highly prone to droughts, and climate change makes them worse. This fact sheet describes key challenges to managing dry times.

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Filling Glass with Water from Kitchen Faucet in East Porterville, California - pixel-ca-dwr-FL_Porterville-9320Access to Safe Drinking Water

Not every Californian has access to safe and reliable drinking water. Small communities relying on groundwater are most likely to have chronic water quality problems.

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cover shot of California's Future publicationCalifornia’s Future

This multi-topic publication highlights the state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, safety net, and water and a…

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photo - DeltaCalifornia’s Future: Water and a Changing Climate

The pandemic and its economic fallout are affecting many aspects of water management, while climate change has major implications. And a much-needed national conversation about…

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photo - Eagle Falls and view of Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaPriorities for California’s Water

California’s water landscape was disrupted by the pandemic, recession, ongoing drought, and wildfires this year. This report lays out priorities for federal, state, and local…

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