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California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

By Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount, Van Butsic, Joshua Viers ...

Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack. This brief outlines ways California and the federal government—the largest landowner in headwater areas—could address critical problems in these areas.

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Could Wildfires Affect the 2020 Census?

By Sarah Bohn, Tess Thorman

Among their many devastating long-term effects, disasters may elevate the risk of undercounting some communities in the upcoming census.

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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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Managing Forests to Reduce Wildfire Risks

By Henry McCann, Van Butsic, Claudia Herbert

As the state’s wildfire risk has grown, the debate over how to address it has become more heated. These four points can help inform the conversation.

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