Integrating Uncertainty into Water Resources Planning in California

Staff: Purkey, D. ; Mehta, V. ; RAND Corporation; El Dorado Irrigation District
Date: 2009-2011
Client/Funder: California Energy Commission

Research Area(s): Water Resources ; Sustainable Futures

Description: As part of continued collaboration with the El Dorado Irrigation District initiated under the NOAA project, SEI worked with partners to implement a planning process leading to the development of a legislatively mandated Urban Water Management Plan that takes consideration of uncertainties facing EID. In addition to considering climate and socio-economic uncertainty, SEI integrated changing risks of catastrophic wildfire on watershed hydrology into the EID WEAP application.