ACWA Releases Fact Sheet on Investing in Water Resilience by Caroline Minasian Nov 13, 2019 Water News ACWA recently released a two-page fact sheet, Investing in Water Resilience for a Reliable Water Supply, to share information on the effects of climate change in California and the need for investments in water management infrastructure. By the end of the century, the Sierra snowpack is projected to experience a 48% to 65% loss relative to the historic average, which will have significant implications for California’s water supply. The fact sheet provides additional information on reduced snowpack, flooding, extended droughts, sea level rise and wildfires. It also discusses solutions and plans that are critical for the state to maintain a reliable water supply for California communities, the economy and the environment. “For California to maintain a reliable water supply, further investment in our water system’s infrastructure is critical,” the fact sheet states. “There is broad recognition that the state’s water management system is currently struggling to meet both human and ecological needs. In addition to changes in hydrology, aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance, population growth, and funding constraints are also driving the need for additional investments. Solutions will be expensive and complex, requiring innovation and partnerships.” Members are encouraged to use the document for public outreach and/or policy development. To read more download the fact sheet.