California Outlines Ambitious Plan to Build Water Resilience to Climate Change

EDF statement from Maurice Hall, Associate VP, Ecosystems – Water

January 3, 2020
Ronna Kelly, (510) 834-2563,

(SACRAMENTO, CA – Jan. 3, 2020) Gov. Gavin Newsom released a draft water resilience portfolio today that aims to improve the state’s capacity to better withstand and recover from climate-related shocks and adapt into the future.  

“EDF is encouraged to see the Newsom administration lean in to build climate resilience into California’s overtaxed water supply system. The draft water resilience portfolio released today has an appropriate emphasis on ensuring all Californians have access to clean drinking water and puts forth an ambitious agenda that balances the many uses of California’s water, including enhancing and protecting the fish and wildlife that depend on our streams, rivers and wetlands. We look forward to working with the administration to strengthen the environmental measures outlined in the portfolio and then quickly moving forward to implement the highest priorities.”

  • Maurice Hall, Associate VP, Ecosystems – Water, Environmental Defense Fund

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