Every day, California wastes water in each sector of the the state’s economy. Steps must be taken to ensure there is enough water for people, businesses, agriculture, and the environment to thrive now and in the future. Although published in 1995, this report’s overall conclusion — that California water use is unsustainable and requires a new approach — is as true today as it was the day the report was published. The report presents a unique vision of a truly sustainable water future for California and lays out detailed steps to reach this vision, including expanding the use of water-efficient technologies and practices and ending the non-renewable use of groundwater in California.
Agricultural workers are expected to be some of the worst affected from the projected impacts of climate change, resulting in sixty percent of work hours lost due to heat stress in 2030. Climate change will also significantly the water cycle, introducing greater uncertainty into agricultural supply chain operations.
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