The following section outlines publications and media related to this ongoing research project. For more information about these resources, please contact Dr. Ruth Langridge at: rlangrid [at] ucsc [dot] edu.


Langridge, Ruth and Bruce Daniels. 2017. Accounting for Climate Change and Drought In Implementing Sustainable Groundwater Management, Water Resources Management DOI: 10.1007/s11269-017-1607-8.

Langridge, Ruth, A. Brown, K. Rudestam and Esther Conrad, 2017, An Evaluation of Southern California’s Adjudicated Basins, Report for the Haynes Foundation

Langridge, Ruth, S. Sepaniak and E. Conrad, 2016, An Evaluation of California’s Special Act Groundwater Districts, Report for the State Water Resources Control Board,

Ruth Langridge, Abigail Brown, Kirsten Rudestam and Esther Conrad, 2016, An Evaluation of California’s Adjudicated Groundwater Basins, Report for the State Water Resources Control Board,

Brown, Abigail, Ruth Langridge and Kirsten Rudestam, 2016 “Coming to the Table: A Critical Analysis of Collaborative Governance in Groundwater Decision-making in Coastal California,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Online:

Rudestam, Kirsten, Ruth Langridge, and Abigail Brown. “‘The Commons’ as a Dynamic Variable in Understanding Strategic Alliances of Scale: A Groundwater Case Study in Pajaro Valley, California.” Environmental Science & Policy 52 (October 2015): 33–40. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2015.05.003

Rudestam, Kirsten, and Ruth Langridge. “Sustainable Yield in Theory and Practice: Bridging Scientific and Mainstream Vernacular.” Groundwater 52, no. S1 (September 1, 2014): 90–99. doi:10.1111/gwat.12160

Langridge, Ruth. 2012. "Drought and Groundwater: Legal Hurdles to Establishing Groundwater Drought Reserves in California." 36 Environs, Envtl. L. & Pol'y J. 91 Pol'y J. 9

Langridge, Ruth, Andrew Fisher, Andrew Racz, Bruce Daniels, Kirsten Rudestam, and Blake Hihara. 2012. "Climate Change and Water Supply Security: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce Drought Vulnerability." California Energy Commission. Publication Number: CEC-500-2012-01

Moser, Susanne, Julia Ekstrom, and Ruth Langridge. 2011. "Barriers to Adaptation." In California Climate Extremes Workshop Report. D.W. Pierce, Ed. Scripps Institution of Oceanography: La Jolla, California

Langridge, Ruth. 2009. “Confronting Drought: Water supply planning and the establishment of a strategic groundwater reserve.” University of Denver Water Law Review, Vol. 12:2


Guy Lasnier, February, 2016, UC Santa Cruz researchers evaluate groundwater supply and management: Study of adjudicated groundwater basins shows less emphasis on sustainability, more on conflict resolution,

Ivan Semeniuk, April 4, 2015, “From Bad to Worse,” Toronto Globe and Mail   

Gary Pitzer, “Overdrawn at the Bank: Managing California’s Groundwater.” Jan/Feb 2014, Western Water  

Dan White, “Dry, dry again: UCSC researchers are confronting the challenges of consecutive dry years that have left California in the midst of a potential water crisis,” 2014, UC Santa Cruz Review,            

Pamela Martineau, “State Food and Ag Board Examines California’s Groundwater Challenges,” 2014, Groundwater All Water News        

Alec Rosenberg, “UC drought summit dives deep in state Capitol,” 4/28/ 2014, UC Newsroom

Elizabeth Case, “Drought summit examines California’s water crisis,” 4/25/2014, The Davis Enterprise     

Maven's Minutes, “UC Drought Summit: State policy for future droughts,” 2014,

New Report: Groundwater Reserves Answer To Extreme Droughts. Association of California Water Agencies. August 8, 2012

New Report: Groundwater Reserves Answer To Extreme Droughts. Tulare Basin Watershed Initiative. August 9, 2012

New Report: Groundwater Reserves Answer To Extreme Droughts. Families Protecting the Valley. August 9, 2012