Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Water priorities

Experts discuss the way forward at PPIC roundtable

Priorities for California's Water; PPIC


Public Policy Institute of California

This past year brought drought-busting rain and snow, and severe wildfires — extremes that tested California's systems for managing water supply and the natural environment and foreshadowed conditions of a changing climate. In light of these challenges, a PPIC Water Policy Center event in Sacramento last week brought together experts to discuss the ways forward. The priorities are outlined in a new PPIC report.


Fear of toxic runoff from wine country burn zones

Los Angeles Times

With the first major storm of autumn threatening to dump snow and rain over Northern California this weekend, officials are scrambling to contain potentially toxic runoff from the ash and debris of wine country burn zones. The storm — a soggy cold front flowing south from Vancouver, Canada — will reach the state today and drop up to 4 inches of rain in the northern Sierra Nevada.


Study: Psychological resistance to recycled water

Water Deeply

Stanford researchers have found that Californians' views on recycled water depend heavily on how that water is used. A new study has revealed that psychological resistance to using treated effluent can be reduced by explaining the treatment process to people and informing them of an existing program in Orange County.