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Water and the Future of the San Joaquin Valley

By Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Brian Gray, Sarge Green ...

California’s largest agricultural region is in a time of great change and growing water stress. New cooperative approaches are needed to bring groundwater basins into balance, provide safe drinking water, and manage water and land to benefit people and nature.

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Adapting to an Uncertain Water Future

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak

To avoid major social and economic disruptions, California should greatly increase efforts to adapt its water system to a changing climate.

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A Water Budget for the Environment

By Jeffrey Mount

California’s freshwater ecosystems are in decline and becoming increasingly vulnerable to drought. Allocating water budgets for the environment would help.

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A Path to Progress for the Salton Sea

By Lori Pottinger

The Salton Sea urgently needs a steady supply of water to reduce health and environmental problems. We talked with Kurt Schwabe about possible solutions.

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Three Water Challenges for Almonds

By Ellen Hanak

Almonds are California’s largest single crop. Here are three water realities that almond growers must grapple with in coming years.

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