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Assessing California's Climate Policies -- An Overview
Description: "Chapter 135 of 2017 (AB 398, E. Garcia) requires our office to annually report on the economic impacts and benefits of California’s statutory greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals—statewide emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 40 percent below 1990 leve
Source: California. Legislative Analyst's Office
Publication Date: Dec 21, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

SGMA Climate Change Resources
Description: "This dataset includes processed climate change datasets related to climatology, hydrology, and water operations. The climatological data provided are change factors for precipitation and reference evapotranspiration gridded over the entire State. The hyd
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Dec 13, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Groundwater / Models and Tools / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

The Changing Character of the California Sierra Nevada as a Natural Reservoir
Description: "The mountains of the Western United States provide a vital natural service through the storage and release of mountain snowpack, lessening impacts of seasonal aridity and satiating summer water demand. However, climate change continues to undermine these
Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Publication Date: Nov 20, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

California's Water
Description: Updated report on water issues. (Updated November 2018)
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Publication Date: Nov 13, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change and California's Water Supply: How Can We Adapt?
Description: "Climate change is expected to alter water supplies in California fundamentally. The state must find ways to adapt. This article explores potential adaptation strategies and the role that water markets can play in mitigating some of the economic costs of
Source: University of California
Publication Date: Nov 2, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California
Description: "This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the [uncharted] waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding so
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Funding, Financing, and Grants / Adaptation /

Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity co-benefits in reforested riparian zones
Description: "Climate change and biodiversity loss are two global challenges that can be addressed simultaneously through reforestation of previously cleared land. However, carbon markets can encourage reforestations that focus on maximizing carbon storage, potentiall
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2018
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / California: Statewide /

Mountain snowpack response to different levels of warming
Description: "Temperature variability impacts the distribution and persistence of the mountain snowpack, which critically provides snowmelt-derived water resources to large populations worldwide. Warmer temperatures decrease the amount of montane snow water equivalent
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

City of Santa Cruz Climate Adaptation Plan Update 2018-2023
Description: "Incorporating climate resilience planning into all that we do as a city allows us to address some of these difficult decisions in advance and take advantage of potential opportunities to protect our residents, infrastructure and economic well-being. This
Publication Date: Oct 5, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires / Sample Climate Action Plans /

Climate Action Plan: Phase 2: Climate Change Analysis Guidance
Description: "The objective of this Climate Change Analysis Guidance is to guide the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in its decision-making and assist DWR managers as they incorporate climate change analyses into their planning for DWR activities, such
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Sep 13, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Models and Tools / Water utilities guidance /

 

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