Tag Archive: Public Policy Institute of California

Jul 23 2014

Latest PPIC poll on Californians and the environment: 75% say residents should be required to cut water use; 51% of likely voters back $11.1 billion water bond, and more …

From the Public Policy Institute of California: How concerned are Californians about climate change and its effects? What do they think about state efforts to mitigate global warming, regulate greenhouse emissions, and address water needs?  The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has just released the results of its latest survey based on a telephone …

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Jul 23 2014

News Worth Noting: New PPIC fact sheet on water use, updated fact sheet on emergency water conservation regulations, enviro docs for Placer County-Westlands transfer, EIR certified for controversial geothermal project, Martis Creek Lake reopens

New PPIC Fact Sheet on water use:  “The current drought is exposing major challenges across all sectors of the state’s water use—environmental, agricultural, and urban. This fact sheet outlines how California’s water is allocated, clarifying a complex system in which water is used—and reused—throughout the state.”  Read the fact sheet here:  Water Use in California …

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May 27 2014

California Water Policy Seminar Series: Money, Water and Fish: Prospects for Reconciliation

The California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center in the spring of 2014, focused on the idea of reconciliation ecology, an emerging discipline based on the idea that the traditional idea of setting aside reserves of pristine habitat for nature …

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Mar 13 2014

California’s water system faces a funding drought: New PPIC report says resources and reforms needed

New PPIC Report highlights the resources and reforms needed for rural communities, flood protection, stormwater pollution, and aquatic ecosystems From the Public Policy Institute of California: “California faces critical funding gaps in five key areas of water management, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). These areas include …

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Nov 21 2013

Maven’s Minutes: Jay Lund on managing Delta ecosystem reconciliation adaptively

At the State of the Estuary conference held at the end of October, Professor Jay Lund from UC Davis Watershed Sciences and also PPIC fellow gave a presentation on his view of how adaptive management could be applied to move forward in the Delta. Jay Lund began by noting that he and the PPIC researchers …

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Nov 20 2013

Maven’s Minutes: Ellen Hanak on scientists and stakeholder views of Delta ecosystem management

At the State of the Estuary conference held at the end of October, Ellen Hanak gave a presentation that summarized the results of a set of surveys of both scientists and stakeholders on their views of the Delta ecosystem.  The surveys were conducted as part of a series of reports on managing multiple stressors in …

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Oct 22 2013

New resource page: The PPIC Seminar: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta

In April of 2013, the Public Policy Institute of California released the report, Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta, which identified steps the state could take to manage the Delta and improve ecosystem health. In May, the PPIC brought together officials and scientists together to discuss their views of the report and its findings …

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Sep 28 2013

PPIC Panel: Permitting a Solution: Regulatory Oversight in the Delta

In April of 2013, the Public Policy Institute of California released the report, Stress Relief: Prescriptions for  Healthier Delta Ecosystem, which noted that the state is at a critical juncture with adoption and forthcoming implementation of the first “Delta Plan” and a decision on the BDCP possible by early next year.  “But California still faces …

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Jun 26 2013

Maven’s Minutes: PPIC Panel discusses how science is done in the Delta

In April of 2013, the Public Policy Institute of California released the report, Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Helathier Delta, which identified steps the state could take to manage the Delta and improve ecosystem health. One of the problems the report identified is that science itself has become a source of conflict in the Delta, …

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Jun 20 2013

Maven’s Minutes: PPIC panel talks adaptive management

In April of 2013, the Public Policy Institute of California released the report, Stress Relief: Prescriptions for  Healthier Delta Ecosystem, which noted that the state is at a critical juncture with adoption and forthcoming implementation of the first “Delta Plan” and a decision on the BDCP possible by early next year.  “But California still faces …

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Apr 30 2013

New PPIC report prescribes relief for the Delta’s ailing ecosystem

While there may not be an miracle cure for the ailing Delta, there is a path forward that would achieve better environmental results than current efforts while at the same time, keeping costs under control, says a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California.  The report, Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta …

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Oct 23 2012

The PPIC Plan: Making the Delta a place where the wild things want to be

Note: The following is a summary of the PPIC report, “Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Species,” and is not intended to be considered an endorsement of the report or its contents. In June of 2012, the team of researchers at the Public Policy Institute of California released …

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Oct 08 2012

Ecosystem stressors in the Delta: More than just flow

For more than two decades, native fishes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been declining at a rapid rate with no single identifiable cause. “Stressors” are broadly defined as those factors that can harm native species, and the Delta has a long list of them that includes agricultural and urban discharges, invasive species, altered flows, …

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