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Homelessness in California’s Cities

Karen K. Goh is mayor of Bakersfield, elected in 2018 and reelected to a second term in 2020. She is also president/CEO of Garden Pathways, a community-based ...

Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Drought and California’s Agriculture

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Ellen Hanak, John Abatzoglou

Apr 26, 2022 ... Highlights · California's agricultural sector is the nation's largest, but water is a concern · A fast-paced drought—fueled by climate change—is ...

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A Culture of Innovation: Moulton Niguel

By Sarah Bardeen

Sep 27, 2021 ... Specific programs might encourage naturescaping, native gardens, turf replacements, timers, soil sensors, leak detection, smart meters, ...

Fact Sheet

Water Use in California

By Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount

Water for all sectors—and especially for the environment--varies dramatically across regions and between wet and dry years. Urban and agricultural water use ...

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How Green Is My Water?

By Lori Pottinger

Aug 2, 2016 ... ... comes largely from the discharge of treated sewage or runoff of nutrient-rich water from farms, cities, gardens, and animal lots.

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Drought Watch: Water Not Wasted to the Sea

By Jeffrey Mount

Feb 10, 2015 ... ... we limit our thinking to benefits from direct use of water: manufacturing, industry, drinking, sanitation, or growing gardens and crops.

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Drought Watch: Our Thirsty Lawns

By Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount, Caitrin Chappelle

Jul 18, 2014 ... ... alternatives to lawns is easier than ever before, now that major garden retailers offer a range of California-friendly plants.

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Lawns—Giant Sucking Sound In California

“We're facing the prospect of many more people, with more lawns and gardens, in the state's hottest, driest regions – that adds up to a lot of water.”.