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Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Henry McCann, David Mitchell ...

This is especially true where additional groundwater recharge is cost effective. Agricultural interests often have access to water and land for recharge ...


Improving California’s Water Market

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Gokce Sencan ...

Groundwater trading has helped water users bring their basins into balance cost-effectively in several adjudicated basins in Southern California.(22) And ...

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Policy Brief: Improving California’s Water Market

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Gokce Sencan ...

This policy brief distills key takeaways from our report on water trading and ... to creating effective and responsible water markets that support low-cost ...

Fact Sheet

California’s Water Market

By Ellen Hanak, Gokce Sencan, Andrew Ayres

Trading enhances flexibility in water management. Short-term transfers lessen the economic impact of shortages during droughts by shifting water to activities ...

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California’s High Housing Costs Increase Poverty

By Patricia Malagon, Caroline Danielson

Aug 13, 2021 ... California has one of the highest poverty rates in the US when balancing family resources against housing costs and other basic needs like ...

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Paying for California’s Water System

By Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak, Annabelle Rosser

May 22, 2021 ... Local utilities raise most of the money spent on water in California · Water and wastewater rates have been rising as utilities invest in system ...

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Water Affordability in California

By Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak

The cost of water is rising. Utilities rely on revenue from ratepayers to support water system costs, and water bills vary across the state.


California’s Political Geography 2020

By Eric McGhee

Concern about the cost of housing shows sharp divides between the coast and the interior, though Californians are concerned in most parts of the state.