May 16, 2013
by Kelly Coplin
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Five California Water Districts Lead the Way in Reducing Demands on Imperiled Ecosystems

Kelly Coplin, Water Program Assistant, San Francisco
This April NRDC released an issue paper highlighting five Southern California urban water agencies’ plans to reduce their reliance on water from the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the … Continue reading

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February 3, 2012
by Barry Nelson
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Southern California’s New Wave of Local Water Supplies

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco
Last week, the Luskin Center at UCLA sponsored a conference called “The Future of Water in Southern California.” The conference lived up to its ambitious titl… Continue reading

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December 13, 2011
by Barry Nelson
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How Reducing Dependence on Delta Water Creates Jobs in Southern California

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco
Last Tuesday, the Economic Roundtable released a report evaluating the economic benefits of local water supply projects in the Los Angeles area.   The report pr… Continue reading

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November 7, 2011
by Kelly Coplin
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Bay-Delta Climate Change Study Points to Virtual River as California’s Only Sustainable Solution

Kelly Coplin, Water Program Assistant, San Francisco
Last week USGS scientists and academic colleagues released an integrated assessment, the first of its kind, of how the Bay-Delta ecosystem will respond to climate change.
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December 2, 2010
by Barry Nelson
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A Water Agenda for Governor Brown – Tapping into the Virtual River

Thanks to policies put in place when Governor Brown last led California, California’s per capita energy consumption has remained flat over the past 30 years, while use by the rest of the nation increased by 50 percent.  This leadership has r… Continue reading

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July 29, 2010
by Barry Nelson
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The State Legislature and Water Agencies Anticipated the State Water Board’s Conclusions

Last week, the State Water Board released a draft report presenting their scientific conclusions regarding the amount of water required to restore a healthy San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem.  The draft report, discussed here, clearly reveals that… Continue reading

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