SEI research helps municipalities and stakeholders in California find innovative, negotiated solutions to the interlinked challenges of climate-related water shortages and competing demands on limited water resources. Most of this work takes place through the SEI US office in Davis, CA.
In a recent webinar, experts weighed in on how water planning can best incorporate the critical uncertainties that pandemics bring.
This study provides insights on how California policy-makers can hit ambitious climate targets, in a future where water is more scarce and weather more extreme.
Are water and energy policies in sync? This brief examines policy coherence in two of the largest cities in the US and China.
These three reports summarize the findings of a survey of Yolo County farmers, focusing on their concerns, preferences and practices.
SEI researchers work throughout California to model complex water systems and explore sustainable management options.
SEI is working with the U.S. Department of Energy and the California and Chinese governments to help policy-makers plan for resilient water and energy systems.
The Sacramento Water Allocation Model, known as SacWAM, mimics one of the most complex water systems in the US.
Policy-makers can now model the effect of management options on the availability of habitat and the viability of aquatic species.
RDS helps stakeholders create a shared mental model of available opportunities and potential trade-offs for various objectives.
SEI's Charles Young and Stantec's Andy Draper won for their work on an unprecedented water model of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Join this timely webinar for a view into what could be the "next big step" in climate policy at this critical juncture in the UN climate negotiations.
As the UN climate negotiations approach, a paper in Nature Climate Change highlights a growing movement by governments to leave oil resources “in the ground”.
This paper finds that California could reduce global emissions substantially if it joined a growing list of governments that limit oil production.
SEI hosted a panel at the high-profile Global Climate Action Summit where policy-makers called for more action on oil supply.
As debate continues over limiting oil production, SEI scientists Peter Erickson and Michael Lazarus weigh in on the finer points.