Thursday, June 1, 2017

Public polling

How much do Americans really know about their water?

Fewer than one-quarter of voters could identify where their water comes from. WATER DEEPLY

Water Deeply

Water Deeply

There aren't many issues these days that are bipartisan, but water is one of them. That’s one of the conclusions that Dave Metz, one of the nation’s top experts on public opinion related to water and other natural resources, has learned from years of polling. In this interview, he talks about polling on water issues and what the research says about how to communicate about water challenges and solutions.

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Symposium: The groundwater-surface water nexus

Maven's Notebook

The passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act enacted a program for statewide management of groundwater, defining new roles for state agencies. In March, a symposium explored the topic of “Integrating Water Quality and Quantity in the Golden State.” This panel presentation focused on SGMA’s effect on water rights, and the interactions of groundwater and surface water.

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Dam crisis: Was Oroville just a drop in the bucket?

Earth Institute, Columbia University

California officials are working feverishly to shore up the Oroville Dam spillway before next year’s rainy season. But while the Oroville crisis has been averted for the moment, water experts at the Earth Institute’s Columbia Water Center say that the near miss may be a harbinger of things to come — and not just for Oroville.

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