CA Energy Commission
Periodic droughts, projected to become more frequent and severe with climate change, present a significant planning challenge for California’s water agencies. This research examined approaches to reducing drought vulnerability, focusing on five water agencies on California’s north and central coast that rely on local and regional sources of water. Curtailing water use is the principal response to drought. In contrast, this project highlights proactive adaptation to improve water supply security during drought, focusing on the development of locally based groundwater drought reserves.
Assessment Planning and policy guidance Project or Example