The state of information about water in California is woefully inadequate. Given that California has long been a center for innovation in the world’s emerging information economy and water is among the state’s most precious resources, this is nothing short of shocking.
The homegrown innovations uncovered by this report point the way forward for local agencies to better manage groundwater in California, and the way toward an updated and improved state policy structure to encourage them to do so.
The Challenge: Augmenting water supplies with clean recycled water.
The Challenge: Reducing the impact of groundwater depletion on water users, overlying landowners and groundwater-dependent ecosystems.
The Challenge: Development of cost-effective technology for recovery of clean water, energy, and materials from wastewater.
Our water systems in the American West are old-fashioned hybrids. All of the foundational fixtures of the West’s water system are showing severe signs of obsolescing rapidly.
Investigation of Central Valley Conjunctive Water Management Opportunities presentation - Workshop on the Economic and Policy Implications of Water Banking.
Eric Averett presents Water Banking at the Workshop on the Economic Policy Implications of Water Banking.
Eric Hong presents an overview of California Groundwater Program at the Workshop on the Economic and Policy Implications of Water Banking.