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Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 16, 2022 ... To avert a crisis, meager supplies in state and federal reservoirs were drawn down, water quality standards were relaxed, and rock barriers ...


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

These include resource availability requirements and exclusions for cultural ... local impacts—such as dust emissions control and employment opportunities.


Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

Key Takeaways · Constraint-based environmental regulations make it difficult to improve river health below dams. · Reserving storage space in reservoirs for the ...

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Policy Brief: Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

But the current approach to conservation relies on narrowly defined, inflexible regulatory standards—and it is falling short. Finding better ways to operate ...

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

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

Jul 8, 2022 ... ... public awareness has risen of the impact of climate change as well as state policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Land Transitions and Dust in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Jaymin Kwon, Joy Collins

Jul 25, 2022 ... Landscape-based emissions from agriculture and windblown dust may grow ... For example, the valley now meets federal standards for harmful ...

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Unhealthy Air May Threaten Educational Outcomes

By Laurel Abowd, Julien Lafortune, Paulette Cha

Sep 16, 2021 ... Studies of California and national school facilities suggest that many fail to meet indoor air quality standards. If air quality continues ...


Improving California’s Water Market

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

We then review the requirements for establishing effective and responsible markets, and how SGMA creates new opportunities in this regard.


Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

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

The permitting process for projects that improve the environment needs to change, while maintaining standards to protect against negative effects. A multitude ...