Climate change is water change

Climate change is water change

A key lesson from climate physics and one well evident in the models is that climate change is water change. The two are inextricably linked.

Colorado River Research Group

In October, the Colorado River Research Group (CRRG) published a new paper, Climate Change and the Colorado River: What we already know. There is something remarkable about this paper: it’s only four pages long. In fact, all of the papers published by this group of university professors are four pages long and highly readable “gateways” into the science behind our water issues.

News Deeply’s interview of Douglas Kenney, a member of the group and the director of the Western Water Program at the University of Colorado, provides an “executive summary” of the new paper. If you have a little more time, read the paper itself. It may be the clearest analysis of climate change you have read.

Read News Deeply’s interview of CRRG member Douglas Kenney

Read Climate Change and the Colorado River: What we already know

The future cost of water

The future cost of water

Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released What Will Be the Cost of Future Sources of Water in California, a white paper comparing the costs of the state’s traditional water resources, water conservation and new resources like desalination.

The CPUC, which is better known for governing energy utilities, also oversees 108 investor-owned water utilities that operate in California and serve about 16% of the state’s population. The white paper focuses on examples and data from these utilities but provides helpful analysis of the economics of water conservation and the good price San Diegans pay for water from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant.

Read What Will Be the Cost of Future Sources of Water in California

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