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Video: Managing Wastewater in a Changing Climate

By Lori Pottinger

California’s wastewater sector is at a turning point as climate change increases the risks of water scarcity. PPIC researchers and a panel of experts explore how the sector can adapt to a more volatile future.


Water and the Future of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno

The San Joaquin Valley—California’s largest agricultural region and an important contributor to the nation’s food supply—is in a time of great change and growing water stress. New cooperative approaches are needed to bring groundwater basins into balance, provide safe drinking water, and manage water and land to benefit people and nature. Authors of a new PPIC study and a diverse group of experts will discuss key issues and solutions to some of the valley’s looming challenges.

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A Momentous Water Year

By Ellen Hanak

The year in review at the PPIC Water Policy Center by center director Ellen Hanak.

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Adapting to an Uncertain Water Future

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak

To avoid major social and economic disruptions, California should greatly increase efforts to adapt its water system to a changing climate.


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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