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.
SEI adapted WEAP to assess the needs of chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
The Sacramento Water Allocation Model enables policy-makers to weigh difficult trade-offs in water use, by simulating a complex water system in the US.
Using a WEAP model, this paper finds that simple changes to water operations are unlikely to prevent the extinction of spring-run Chinook salmon in Butte Creek.