The Abundance Choice: The Complete Series

By Editorial Staff
06/16/2022
Note: This webpage is dedicated to the complete The Abundance Choice series by Ed Ring, and currently contains parts 1-5 of 15. Stay tuned for updates as more articles are regularly published. In this series, Edward Ring, a contributing editor and senior fellow with the California Policy Center, examines California’s ongoing water crisis and the...

TAGS: California water policy, Edward Ring, environmentalism, water rationing, water reuse, water storage

The Abundance Choice – Part 4: Crafting a Water Initiative

By Edward Ring
06/15/2022
To be fair, Assemblyman Devon Mathis didn’t come up with the idea of allocating a percentage of the state budget to accomplish a policy priority. He got that idea from the California Teachers Association, which in 1988 convinced voters to approve a constitutional amendment that required a minimum of 40 percent of California’s general fund...

TAGS: California water policy, Edward Ring, water rationing, water storage

The Abundance Choice – Part 3: The Mechanics of Ballot Initiatives

By Edward Ring
06/14/2022
By the spring of 2021, it was obvious the California State Legislature would not change its inadequate approach to water policy. As the state faced another year of drought, restricting water use was the only solution being taken seriously in Sacramento. And at the same time cities were being told to prepare to ration water,...

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The Abundance Choice – Part 1: California’s Failing Water Policies

By Edward Ring
05/27/2022
Editor’s note: This is the first article in a new series on California’s water crisis. In October and again in December, as the third severe drought this century was entering its third year, not one but two atmospheric rivers struck California. These two storm systems dumped torrents of rain with historic intensity. More than 100...

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Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure (Introduction)

By Jill Eicher
11/23/2016
Part 1 of 6 Part Series This is Part One of “Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure,” to access the other five sections, click on the links below. To access the entire six-part study in a single, printable PDF document, DOWNLOAD HERE. Part One: Introduction Part Two: Water Reuse Part Three: Water Storage Part Four: Desalination Part Five: Energy and Transportation...

TAGS: California infrastructure, desalination, energy infrastructure, financing infrastructure, infrastructure, sewage reuse, transportation infrastructure, water reuse, water storage

Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure (Water Reuse)

By Jill Eicher
11/23/2016
Part 2 of 6 Part Series This is Part Two of “Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure,” to access the other five sections, click on the links below. To access the entire six-part study in a single, printable PDF document, DOWNLOAD HERE. Part One: Introduction Part Two: Water Reuse Part Three: Water Storage Part Four: Desalination Part Five: Energy and...

TAGS: California infrastructure, desalination, energy infrastructure, financing infrastructure, infrastructure, sewage reuse, transportation infrastructure, water reuse, water storage

Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure (Water Storage)

By Jill Eicher
11/23/2016
Part 3 of 6 Part Series This is Part Three of “Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure,” to access the other five sections, click on the links below. To access the entire six-part study in a single, printable PDF document, DOWNLOAD HERE. Part One: Introduction Part Two: Water Reuse Part Three: Water Storage Part Four: Desalination Part Five: Energy...

TAGS: California infrastructure, desalination, energy infrastructure, financing infrastructure, infrastructure, sewage reuse, transportation infrastructure, water reuse, water storage

Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure (Desalination)

By Jill Eicher
11/23/2016
Part 4 of 6 Part Series This is Part Four of “Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure,” to access the other five sections, click on the links below. To access the entire six-part study in a single, printable PDF document, DOWNLOAD HERE. Part One: Introduction Part Two: Water Reuse Part Three: Water Storage Part Four: Desalination Part Five: Energy...

TAGS: California infrastructure, desalination, energy infrastructure, financing infrastructure, infrastructure, sewage reuse, transportation infrastructure, water reuse, water storage

Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure (Energy & Transportation)

By Jill Eicher
11/23/2016
Part 5 of 6 Part Series This is Part Five of “Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure,” to access the other five sections, click on the links below. To access the entire six-part study in a single, printable PDF document, DOWNLOAD HERE. Part One: Introduction Part Two: Water Reuse Part Three: Water Storage Part Four: Desalination Part Five: Energy...

TAGS: California infrastructure, desalination, energy infrastructure, financing infrastructure, infrastructure, sewage reuse, transportation infrastructure, water reuse, water storage