This just in … New PPIC Publication: Policy Priorities for Managing Drought

Aerial view of extreme low water (drought) conditions at New Melones Lake. Shot - 2/20-2015.
New Melones Reservoir, February 20, 2015 Image: DWR
New PPIC report cites four key weaknesses in drought preparation and response

From the Public Policy Institute of California:

“State, federal, and local water managers have worked diligently to reduce the economic, social, and environmental harm from the current drought. But as the drought continues, the challenges will grow more acute. California can learn from experiences to date—and from Australia’s response to its Millennium Drought—to better prepare both for the year ahead and for future droughts. State leaders should address weaknesses in four areas of drought preparation and response, by: 1) improving water use information, 2) setting clear goals and priorities for public health and the environment, 3) promoting water conservation and more resilient water supplies, and 4) strengthening environmental management.”

Click here to read the report.




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