Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Drought Water Allocation, Part 1: Water Rights Administration and Oversight During Major Statewide Droughts, 1976–2016

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Authors

University of California, Berkeley

Published

2018

Description

This study for California's 4th Climate Change Assessment aims to help state water governance and decision-making structures adapt to the increasing risk of drought. The authors analyze the strategies previously used by the State Water Resources Control Board for water rights administration and oversight during the last four major statewide droughts. Using this analysis, they summarize the different types of previously-used strategies and detail how a lack of proactive pre-drought planning led to these improvised and varied drought responses. Part 2 of this report, also available on the Adaptation Clearinghouse site, offers specific response recommendations based on this analysis.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

Assessment Project or example

Topics

Extent: California

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