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Priorities for California’s Water

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

Nov 16, 2022 ... Natural infrastructure—our freshwater ecosystems—is under great threat from increasing drought intensity. And the rancorous battles over water ...


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

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

Here we focus on the specific land use planning considerations that will be necessary to ensure solar is sited in areas that minimize risks, maximize the ...



The high cost of housing poses a threat to the state's economic future and widens inequality. Not surprisingly, Californians identify housing affordability ...


Land Transitions and Dust in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Jaymin Kwon, Joy Collins

Jul 25, 2022 ... In addition, the changing climate may exacerbate risks as warmer ... by increased wildfire activity), and looming transitions of land out of ...

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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 ... ... from wildfire smoke—decreased revenues by $148 million (almost 24%). ... Paying for alternative solutions—such as replacing at-risk ...