Comment letter on the proposed North Lake Project at the Salton Sea

Published: January 2019


Comment letter on the proposed North Lake Project at the Salton Sea sent to Phil Rosentrater, Executive Director of the Salton Sea Authority, on behalf of Alianza Coachella Valley, Audubon California, Defenders of Wildlife, Environmental Defense Fund, Kounkuey Design Initiative, the Pacific Institute, and Sierra Club California.

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Water Service Disconnections in California

Published: October 2018


When a person fails to pay their water utility bill, their water service can be disconnected. Lack of water in the home compromises health, and renders housing legally uninhabitable and untenantable. Shutoffs also pose a financial burden; in addition to the original debt, there are usually fees associated with late payment, notice of an impending shutoff, and service reconnection.

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Water, Security, and Conflict

Published: August 2018


This issue brief summarizes the current understanding of water and security threats and their links to conflict, migration, and food insecurity.

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Stormwater Capture in California: Innovative Policies and Funding Opportunities

Published: June 2018


Stormwater has traditionally been managed to mitigate flooding and protect water quality. However, its potential as a local water supply has gained recent attention in water-stressed areas. As climate change increases the risk of both floods and droughts in California, urban stormwater capture also offers a significant opportunity to enhance community resilience.

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The World’s Water, Volume 9

Published: February 2018


The newest volume in this highly regarded series, The World’s Water, Volume 9 continues to offer insights into critical global water problems, overviews of data and analysis around water use and management, and case studies of some of the greatest water challenges around the world.

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