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Countdown to Sustainability: Forum on Ventura County’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation

Countdown to Sustainability: Forum on Ventura County’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation

Three years ago, California embarked on a new era in water-resource management by enacting the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Since then, agencies and stakeholders throughout groundwater- dependent Ventura County have been pressing forward to comply with SGMA’s requirements. At this forum, you’ll learn about the progress made, and the challenges and opportunities that remain. Topics […]

Water Scarce to Recharge Groundwater Basins

Water Scarce to Recharge Groundwater Basins

New Report Shows Recent storms underscore the need for more innovation and investment  A first-of-its-kind analysis of California’s water resources shows that bringing local groundwater basins into sustainable balance — as state law demands – will require investments and innovations in integrated water management including conservation, storm water capture, recycling, desalination, water transfers, diversion, conveyance […]

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Draft Regulations Batch 1 Issues Webcast Recording Available

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Draft Regulations Batch 1 Issues Webcast Recording Available

On July 20, 2015, DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Program hosted an information meeting and webcast focusing on Batch 1 issues related to Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Draft Regulations: (1) Measurable Objectives and Interim Milestones, (2) Pre-SGMA Conditions and Undesirable Results, and (3) Land Use and County Involvement. Below are links to the July 20 webcast and presentation […]

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin This is part three of a multi-part report on California’s plan to achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management. Part One covers recent history and the legislation implementation timeline. Part Two covers the Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations. Part Three covers three of the ten issue topics for Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulation development. Much […]

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin In Part One of this series on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the history of California’s landmark 2014 legislation was discussed as well as the near-term milestones in the implementation of the legislation. In Part Two, the draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations will be discussed. Every word carries significance in governmental […]