California's Complex Water System

Author: Pamela Brunskill

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425854974

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7805

Where does California’s water come from? How is it used? Why is it important to conserve water? This e-book teaches students the answers to these important questions, and uses primary sources to simplify this complex topic and make it interesting to students. This nonfiction book builds students’ reading skills and social studies content knowledge. The intriguing primary source maps, letters, documents, and images provide authentic nonfiction reading materials and keep students interested in learning. Text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents. This book connects to California state studies standards and the NCSS/C3 Framework and features appropriately leveled text to meet the needs of students reading at different levels. Additional features include Read and Respond and a culminating activity that prompt students to dive deeper into the text for additional reading and learning.

Sustainable Water

Challenges and Solutions from California

Author: Allison Lassiter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520285360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 8685

"Water scarcity, urban population growth, and deteriorating infrastructure impact water security around the globe. As California wrestles with the most significant drought in its recorded history, struggling to secure reliable water supplies for the future, it faces all of these crises. The story of California water, its history and its future, includes cautions and solutions for any region seeking to manage water among the pressures of a dynamic society and environment. Written by leading policy makers, lawyers, economists, hydrologists, ecologists, engineers and planners, Sustainable Water reaches across disciplines, uncovering connections and intersections. The solutions and provocations put forward in this book integrate water management strategies to increase resilience in a changing world"--Provided by publisher.

The Great Thirst

Californians and Water—A History, Revised Edition

Author: Norris Hundley Jr.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520925298

Category: Nature

Page: 822

View: 6893

The story of "the great thirst" is brought up to date in this revised edition of Norris Hundley's outstanding history, with additional photographs and incisive descriptions of the major water-policy issues facing California now: accelerating urbanization of farmland and open spaces, persisting despoliation of water supplies, and demands for equity in water allocation for an exploding population. People the world over confront these problems, and Hundley examines them with clarity and eloquence in the unruly laboratory of California. The obsession with water has shaped California to a remarkable extent, literally as well as politically and culturally. Hundley tells how aboriginal Americans and then early Spanish and Mexican immigrants contrived to use and share the available water and how American settlers, arriving in ever-increasing numbers after the Gold Rush, transformed California into the home of the nation's preeminent water seekers. The desire to use, profit from, manipulate, and control water drives the people and events in this fascinating narrative until, by the end of the twentieth century, a large, colorful cast of characters and communities has wheeled and dealed, built, diverted, and connived its way to an entirely different statewide waterscape.

Making Room for the Future

Rebuilding California's Infrastructure

Author: David E. Dowall,Jan Whittington

Publisher: Public Policy Instit. of CA

ISBN: 1582130450

Category: California

Page: 225

View: 8555


California's Water Future

Interim Hearing, July 20, 1982, State Capitol, Sacramento, California

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife

Publisher: N.A


Category: Water resources development

Page: 168

View: 6008


Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309256224

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 4057

Extensively modified over the last century and a half, California's San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary remains biologically diverse and functions as a central element in California's water supply system. Uncertainties about the future, actions taken under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and companion California statues, and lawsuits have led to conflict concerning the timing and amount of water that can be diverted from the Delta for agriculture, municipal, and industrial purposes and concerning how much water is needed to protect the Delta ecosystem and its component species. Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta focuses on scientific questions, assumptions, and conclusions underlying water-management alternatives and reviews the initial public draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan in terms of adequacy of its use of science and adaptive management. In addition, this report identifies the factors that may be contributing to the decline of federally listed species, recommend future water-supple and delivery options that reflect proper consideration of climate change and compatibility with objectives of maintaining a sustainable Bay-Delta ecosystem, advises what degree of restoration of the Delta system is likely to be attainable, and provides metrics that can be used by resource managers to measure progress toward restoration goals.

Watersheds, Groundwater and Drinking Water

A Practical Guide

Author: Thomas Harter,Larry Rollins

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1879906813

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

View: 2019

This guide will help resource managers, planners, and other decision makers better understand and assess water supplies and to define and manage protection areas for water sources. Developed for those who are interested in water resources, it can easily be used as text material for educational short courses.