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Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

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

3 days ago ... Utilities and local land use authorities can team up to reduce outdoor water use—a major driver of urban demand—through land use changes. They ...

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Improving California’s Water Market

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

2 days ago ... Surface water transfers and groundwater transfers and banking can ... and land fallowing can impact neighboring farmland, wildlife, and air ...

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Policy Brief: Improving California’s Water Market

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

2 days ago ... Also, land fallowing can impact neighboring farmland, wildlife, and air quality. A well-designed market should craft mechanisms for addressing ...

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Groundwater Recharge

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan, Ellen Hanak

Aug 26, 2021 ... Recharge occurs when water seeps into the ground to replenish underground aquifers. Although some recharge happens incidentally—water ...

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California’s Water Market

By Ellen Hanak, Gokce Sencan, Andrew Ayres

Aug 26, 2021 ... Today, most trading involves surface water. Some groundwater trading occurs within specially managed basins; this is likely to expand as ...

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Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

By Letitia Grenier, Stephanie Panlasigui, Crissy Pickett, Gokce Sencan

California's wetlands—which stabilize shorelines, improve water quality, ... The change in land use (from agriculture with a low-lying levee berm to a tidal ...

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

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 ...