Category Archives: Economy

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – A Mick Jagger Theory of Drought Management

by Jay Lund “You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need,” Rolling Stones (1969, Let It Bleed album) The ongoing California drought has many lessons for water … Continue reading

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Water and California’s Economy

Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), San Francisco, CA Jay Lund, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California – Davis Buzz Thompson, Stanford School of Law Today, PPIC released “Water and the California Economy,” a report that presents … Continue reading

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Growing costs and concern for drinking water in Tulare Basin and Salinas Valley

Thomas Harter, Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy, University of California – Davis Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis A potential public health concern has been … Continue reading

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Expanding water storage capacity in California

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis “The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be.” The recent report from the US Bureau of Reclamation on the economic feasibility … Continue reading

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Some curious things about water management

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis Water management is often very different from what we think intuitively, or what we have been taught. Here are some examples. 1. Most water … Continue reading

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Whither the Delta economy?

Josue Medellín-Azuara, Richard Howitt, Jay Lund – University of California, Davis Ellen Hanak – Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco Today, PPIC and UC Davis released a new report on the economy of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  “Transitions for … Continue reading

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Has human water use peaked in California?

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis Ellen Hanak, Senior Policy Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco For over a century, water planning and policy in California … Continue reading

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Multiple stressors – funding the Delta like a public sewer

Jay R. Lund, The Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis “There once was a woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.” It has become … Continue reading

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Boldly approach the Delta’s future

By Jay R. Lund and Ellen Hanak Policy decisions on how to manage the lands and waters of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are unavoidably controversial.  The Delta Stewardship Council’s first Delta Plan, now under development, presents a rare opportunity to … Continue reading

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What if the worst drought hit California today?

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.” —  John Steinbeck Jay R. Lund, … Continue reading

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