Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Water's future

PPIC report highlights state's most pressing challenges

California has made progress on water management. Population growth and climate change are likely to intensify the challenges, and solutions will require difficult and sometimes costly tradeoffs. PPIC

PPIC

Public Policy Institute of California

The outcome of the presidential election has generated uncertainty on many fronts, including water management and climate change, where California has pursued major reforms. The state's policymakers — including voters — need more and better information about the future consequences of policy choices made today. The PPIC's latest multitopic publication highlights the state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas.

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Uncertainty over how storms affected salmon

Capital Public Radio

The massive amounts of water that hit California last week could have either beneficial or disastrous effects on salmon populations, depending on who you ask. John McManus, executive director for the Golden Gate Salmon Association, sees the flood waters as a benefit, but Aquatic Ecologist Eric Ettlinger with the Marin Municipal Water District does not see it that way.

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CSU wins $2.3 million in water program funding

Redwood Times

The State Water Resources Control Board has awarded California State University $2.3 million to support the university's effort to help California's underserved and disadvantaged communities manage their water more effectively. The funding will help to establish a statewide Disadvantaged Communities Center, which will bring students and faculty experts together to provide water management assistance to the state's most vulnerable communities.

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