Blog: Groundwater and Climate Change in California
From the California WaterBlog of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences in a post by Andrew Fisher, Graham Fogg, Joshua Viers, Jay Lund, Ruth Langridge and Patricia Holden:
“For all the talk of climate change adaptation, California has yet to comprehensively address the effects of warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns on the state’s limited groundwater resources.
“To start the process, several of the leading University of California faculty and researchers on California groundwater recently met with staff of the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research. We identified some key concerns and the information and actions needed to address them.
“It is important that California’s community of groundwater managers and technical specialists agree on basic principles as a starting point for developing solutions. With that objective in mind, we developed the following 10 ‘consensus statements,’ similar in concept to those developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …”