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The priorities for investigating and responding to global climate change as it affects water resources and delivery systems should be viewed in the context of statewide water planning as set by the California Water Plan, Governor's Administration water policy, and legislative review. An integrated approach to the Department’s activities will allow priorities to be set based on statewide strategic water plans to meet present and future beneficial uses through formal stakeholder involvement in the Water Plan Advisory Committee process. The Advisory Committee process will also be useful in assisting local agencies responding to climate change impacts by facilitating the dissemination of climate change information and modeling studies.


California Water Plan Climate Change Information

Update 2009 Climate Change Information
  Climate Change Index (.pdf, 0.1 MB)
Update 2005 Climate Change Information
  Update 2005, Volume 1 - A Framework For Action
  Preparing for an Uncertain Future - Chapter 4, pg.4.32
  Golden Gate Annual Average and 19-year Mean Tide Level (.pdf, 29 kb)

Policy recommendation concerning climate change - Chapter 5 Implementation Plan
  Update 2005, Volume 4 - Reference Guide
  Climate Change and California Water Resources: A Survey and Summary of the Literature (by Michael Kiparsky and Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
    Accounting for Climate Change (by Maurice Roos, DWR)


DWR Climate Change Portal

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