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Modernizing California’s Education Data System

By Jacob Jackson, Kevin Cook

Unlike most other states, California lacks a data system that can follow students from K–12 schools to college and into the workforce. Linking data across sectors would help policymakers and educational leaders promote student success and institutional effectiveness.

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Groundwater and the Colorado River

By Lori Pottinger

Like so many rivers, the Colorado is closely linked to groundwater. We talked to Doug Kenney about managing groundwater in the basin.

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Video: Managing Drought in a Changing Climate

By Lori Pottinger

California’s water system isn’t prepared for growing climate extremes. A panel of experts explain how climate change will affect the system, and discuss reforms that could make it more resilient.

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Make California’s Water Grid Climate-Ready

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak

Climate pressures are seriously stressing the state’s water system. California must prepare its water grid for greater extremes and growing water scarcity.


Managing Drought in a Changing Climate: Four Essential Reforms

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Paul Ullrich ...

This report reviews climate pressures that are stressing the state’s water system, and describes reforms to help California prepare for greater extremes and growing water scarcity.


Replenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Ellen Hanak, Jelena Jezdimirovic, Sarge Green, Alvar Escriva-Bou

This report reviews groundwater recharge efforts in the San Joaquin Valley, and proposes actions to increase recharge and reduce the valley’s groundwater deficit.

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