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Valuing California’s Water: A Social Science Perspective

Valuing California’s Water: A Social Science Perspective In California, policy makers, practitioners, and researchers have contributed to a rising conversation on how best to value water, particularly in response to environmental and economic stresses. At stake in this conversation is not only how to value water, but how to understand, model, and communicate those values [...]

Valuing California’s Water: A Social Science Perspective 2018-09-10T14:14:43-07:00

Capturing the Benefits of Integrated Resource Management for Water & Electricity Utilities and their Partners

Capturing the Benefits of Integrated Resource Management for Water & Electricity Utilities and their Partners The water and energy sectors have traditionally been studied independently, regulated by separate oversight agencies, and delivered to customers by separate utilities. Yet it is undeniable that there are strong interdependencies between the sectors. Water, in its many forms, has [...]

Capturing the Benefits of Integrated Resource Management for Water & Electricity Utilities and their Partners 2018-09-10T14:13:16-07:00

Countdown to Zero: no water and no hope – but are there options?

Countdown to Zero: no water and no hope – but are there options? David Feldman looks at the impending Day Zero in Cape Town, and explores what this may teach other cities about potential water crises. For the full report, click here: pdf

Countdown to Zero: no water and no hope – but are there options? 2018-09-10T14:11:46-07:00

Time to Cross the Water-Energy Divide

Time to Cross the Water-Energy Divide Tangible obstacles need to be Water-Energy overcome to realize the potential benefits of integrated planning between the two sectors. For example, unlike the electricity sector, the water industry lacks the capability to “generate” water on demand and is wholly dependent upon the availability of its sources. And while new [...]

Time to Cross the Water-Energy Divide 2018-09-10T14:10:20-07:00

To live and drink in Los Angeles

To live and drink in Los Angeles Many cities rely on not just traditional delivery systems for potable water, but also standard economic models for valuing those systems. Both must be questioned to ensure future water security in drought-challenged urban regions. For the full report, click here: pdf

To live and drink in Los Angeles 2018-09-10T14:07:31-07:00

Climate Change Impacts on Electricity Generation: Assessment Report

Climate Change Impacts on Electricity Generation: Assessment Report Offers a policy roadmap for Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), state policymakers and other decision-makers to plan for, and implement, a robust greenhouse gas and renewable energy utilization planning system that is resilient against climate change. For the full report, click here: pdf

Climate Change Impacts on Electricity Generation: Assessment Report 2018-09-10T14:05:51-07:00

The scientist, the politician, the artist and the citizen: how water united them

The scientist, the politician, the artist and the citizen: how water united them The Urban Water Atlas for Europe constitutes an original overview of Urban Water Management in Europe, explain- ing and illustrating water in an unprecedented way and reflecting how water, the essence of life, flows through the arteries of our cities. Leading experts [...]

The scientist, the politician, the artist and the citizen: how water united them 2018-09-10T14:04:00-07:00

Urban Water Atlas for Europe

Urban Water Atlas for Europe The Atlas illustrates the role of water in European cities and informs citizens as well as local authorities and experts about good practices and cutting-edge developments that can contribute to ensuring that water is used more efficiently and sustainably, helping to save this valuable resource. Detailed factsheets in the Urban [...]

Urban Water Atlas for Europe 2018-09-10T14:01:35-07:00

BENDING THE CURVE: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability

BENDING THE CURVE: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability   Climate change is scientifically incontrovertible. What the world urgently needs now are scalable solutions for bending the curve — flattening the upward trajectory of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and consequent global climate change. This executive summary of the full report, Bending the [...]

BENDING THE CURVE: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability 2018-09-10T13:52:39-07:00