Downloadable Publications

Overview

Downloadable Publications

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The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
A Handbook to Understanding and Implementing the Law

This handbook provides crucial background information on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, signed into law in 2014 by Gov. Jerry Brown. The handbook also includes a section on options for new governance.

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Layperson’s Guide to Integrated Regional Water Management
Abridged version

Abridged version of the 2013 Layperson’s Guide to Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM). These 11 pages provide an overview of IRWM. The full 24-page, available for $15.00, offers case studies of IRWM programs and projects established and funded to address specific regional water-related issues such as managing stormwater runoff, recharging groundwater aquifers and land use planning.

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Layperson’s Guide to California Wastewater
Abridged version

This abridged version of the 2013 Layperson’s Guide to California Wastewater provides a brief overview of the wastewater treatment process. The full 28-page guide, available for $15.00, explains the regulatory and legal requirements of wastewater treatment, current challenges facing the industry and a list of additional resources and provides case studies of different wastewater treatment facilities.

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Finding Ways to Restore Delta Habitat and Protect Property Owners
Published 2014

“Finding Ways to Restore Delta Habitat and Protect Property Owners” is a briefing paper distributed at two Delta landowner workshops in January 2014 sponsored by the Water Education Foundation and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy.

This 24-page paper discusses a number of options for Delta landowners who want to participate in habitat conservation work and also receive assurances from private landowner liability under species protection laws.

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