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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 ...


Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

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

(28) Drought surcharges can maintain fiscal solvency during dry times and signal increasing scarcity, but Proposition 218 restrictions can make these ...

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Voters Favor New Water Bond. What Are They Missing?

By Ellen Hanak, Mark Baldassare

Aug 13, 2018 ... ... safe drinking water—but new sources of funding such as a surcharge on water bills haven't enjoyed the same broad support as state bonds.

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Information Gaps Hinder Progress on Safe Drinking Water

By Jelena Jezdimirovic, Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak

Jan 16, 2018 ... ... in affected communities—such as the current legislative proposal to levy surcharges on agricultural chemicals and urban water bills.

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Why Drought Makes Water Rates Rise

By Lori Pottinger

Jun 14, 2017 ... Our new report recommends that utilities get pre-approvals for special surcharges that they can introduce during droughts—something very few ...

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Water Marketing That Helps Nature

By Ellen Hanak, Jelena Jezdimirovic

Sep 13, 2016 ... Instead, a small surcharge on water use—similar to the CVP ecosystem restoration fund—is what's needed. Either way, California needs to unleash ...