Troubled Waters: Preparing for Climate Threats to California's Water System

Source

Authors

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Published

2020

Description

This report by the Union of Concerned Scientists shows that the data and certainty needed to quantitatively plan for climate change impacts in California water management are now available and should be put to use. The report outlines the key shifts in California's hydroclimate due to climate change; illustrates the risks for the state's residents, businesses, and agriculture if these shifts are ignored; and describes how the state can jumpstart the comprehensive climate planning that is needed to adapt its water system.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme heat Extreme storms Flooding Snowpack Temperature

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

Planning and policy guidance Scientific study

Topics

Extent: California

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Last updated: June 18, 2024