Groundwater a Major Focus of Water 101 Workshop in February
Feb. 7 workshop includes session on groundwater and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act; optional groundwater tour held the next day
Our popular Water 101 Workshop is a once-a-year opportunity to get a solid grounding on the history, legal and regulatory facets of California’s most precious natural resource.
Our Feb. 7 workshop in Sacramento will feature a special focus on groundwater, which provides roughly 40 percent of the state’s water supply in an average year and much more during drought years when creeks, rivers and reservoirs are strapped.
A new era of groundwater management began in California in 2014 after Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic legislation, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, often referred to as SGMA.
The law empowers local officials to create agencies aimed at halting the trend of overpumping in certain aquifers, and established a Jan. 31, 2020 deadline for sustainability plans to be in place for critically overdrafted basins.
The day after our workshop, on Feb. 8, you can hop aboard the bus to take a special groundwater tour, where we’ll talk to farmers and cities that depend on groundwater, see an extensometer that measures for subsidence and more!
Register here for the workshop only or for the workshop and the tour.
The workshop will be particularly helpful for new directors of water districts, water resource industry staff, engineering and environmental firm personnel, city council members, county supervisors, legislators, legislative staff, press, advocates, attorneys, stakeholders, environmentalists and public interest organizations.