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Climate Change Risks Faced by California's State Water Project
Description: "A 'bottom-up' climate change vulnerability assessment conducted by the California Department of Water Resources." A story map presenting risks such as long-term persistent hydrologic change and sea level rise. Keyword: SWP
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: May 22, 2019
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Decision Scaling Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the California Department of Water Resources Final Report
Description: "This assessment of long-term and persistent hydrologic impacts of climate change focuses on the effects to the operation of the State Water Project (SWP), including ecological conditions that dictate operating rules. DWR owns and operates the SWP for f
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: May 15, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Executive Order N-10-19
Description: Governor's order to state agencies to assess the state's water needs and plan a water resilience portfolio in light of climate change.
Source: California. Governor's Office
Publication Date: Apr 29, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Managing Wastewater in a Changing Climate
Description: "Many wastewater agencies are pursuing specific changes to their operations, infrastructure, or finances in response to the cascade of challenges they experienced during the latest drought. A PPIC survey of wastewater agencies done as part of this study f
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Publication Date: Apr 16, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Climate damages and adaptation potential across diverse sectors of the United States
Description: "There is a growing capability to project the impacts and economic effects of climate change across multiple sectors. This information is needed to inform decisions regarding the diversity and magnitude of future climate impacts and explore how mitigation
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 8, 2019
Topics: Agriculture / Economic aspects, Costs / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

Decision Scaling (DS): Decision Support for Climate Change
Description: "Adaptation planning and climate risk management are examples of decision processes made under climate uncertainty. A variety of approaches exist for helping an analyst to evaluate alternatives over future unknown states of the world. However, climate unc
Publication Date: Apr 5, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Climate Action Plan, Phase 3: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Description: "This climate change vulnerability assessment (VA) provides the first evaluation of its kind for facilities owned and operated by DWR and the activities that DWR performs. This analysis draws from the extensive body of knowledge about climate change and a
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Apr 2, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires / Sample Climate Action Plans /

Jet stream dynamics, hydroclimate, and fire in California from 1600 CE to present
Description: "North Pacific jet stream (NPJ) behavior strongly affects cool-season moisture delivery in California and is an important predictor of summer fire conditions. Reconstructions of the NPJ before modern fire suppression began in the early 20th century identi
Publication Date: Mar 4, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

Adaptation to Future Water Shortages in the United States Caused by Population Growth and Climate Change
Description: "Population growth and climate change will combine to pose substantial challenges for water management in the United States. Projections of water supply and demand over the 21st century show that in the absence of further adaptation efforts, serious water
Publication Date: Feb 28, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / Groundwater / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Natural Variability Has Slowed the Decline in Western U.S. Snowpack Since the 1980s
Description: "Spring snowpack in the mountains of the western United States has not declined substantially since the 1980s, despite significant global and regional warming. Here we show that this apparent insensitivity of snowpack to warming is a result of changes in
Publication Date: Dec 17, 2018
Topics: Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

 

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