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Priorities for California’s Water

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Sarah Bardeen, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Nov 30, 2022 ... Water withdrawals during multiyear droughts are depleting the state's reservoirs and groundwater basins. Hundreds of thousands of acres of ...

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

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

Jul 8, 2022 ... Key findings include: Three in ten Californians name water supply and drought as the state's top environmental issue; nearly seven in ten ...


Farming in a State of Extremes

Maria has tackled water contamination and shortages through community organizing, advocacy, legislation, and technical assistance. Maria also served on the ...


Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

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

In contrast, nearly all smaller urban utilities rely entirely on groundwater.(6) Although addressing groundwater contaminants is currently causing costs to rise ...


Improving California’s Water Market

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

Localized declines—or “cones of depression”—can also cause contaminants to migrate within the aquifer, affecting water quality.(45) In some areas, ...


Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

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

The possibility of flood waters mobilizing contaminants into the food web upon ... salmon habitat and contaminated drinking water for local residents.