This briefing presents an analysis of how different adaptive water-management strategies may reduce Southern California's vulnerability to climate change and other planning uncertainties.
California's Water Challenges
Climate change presents one of several significant challenges for water supplies in California and throughout the western United States, where population is increasing and the continued availability of clean, reliable, and low-cost water is uncertain. At this program, David Groves discusses an innovative approach to dealing with these challenges that may contribute to sustainable and affordable solutions over the long term.
David Groves is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation whose work on water resources management has helped several water agencies in California address climate change in their long-term planning.
This study presents an economic framework for estimating the avoided costs and environmental benefits of increasing water-use efficiency. The report demonstrates this framework by evaluating the benefits of Denver Water efficiency programs.