In Case You Missed it! Public Involvement in SGMA: Engaging in Sustainability Planning

Groundwater Sustainability Agencies are forming now, and while some are working to include stakeholders and the public in their activities, many more are not following SGMA’s outreach and engagement requirements. PowerPoint slides from this month’s webinar are available to view and download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2WL-euKi0QDNS1SSWtQaEdWbHc/view?usp=sharing Watch the recording of the webinar now! Featured Speakers: Jennifer Clary, Water Program…



In Case You Missed it! Beginner’s Guide to Groundwater Planning

As the deadline for forming GSAs approaches the July 1st deadline, the next step will be implementing the Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) as required in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The Union of Concerned Scientists explained the science behind key requirements of Groundwater Sustainability Plans, including the development and evaluation of sustainability goals, undesirable results, minimum…



In Case You Missed It! The Environment Needs Groundwater: Guidance for SGMA Implementation

On April 20th, 2017 Clean Water Fund hosted another Groundwater Matters webinar with The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy discussed the technical guide and maps they developed to identify and assess Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE).The Nature Conservancy provided a better understanding of the interconnectedness of surface water and groundwater, and how to use the GDE Map tool…



Sacramento Bee Focuses on Groundwater

The Sacramento Bee ran a lengthy roundup of groundwater sustainability issues by Investigative journalist Susan Sward this week. It’s really good to see the state’s paper of record paying attention to the depth and granularity of this issue, and we’re appreciative both of Susan’s experience—she worked as an investigative reporter at the Chronicle for decades…



In Case You Missed It! The 11th Hour for GSAs:what happens after July 1st?

On February 16, 2017 Clean Water Fund held their second webinar in the Groundwater Matters Webinar Series. Watch the recording of the webinar here! Panelist included: Sam Boland-Brien, Manager of the State Water Board Groundwater Management Program Kori Johnson-Lane, CivicSpark Water Fellow with Local Government Commission



California Just Got A Huge Rain Bonus. Let’s Not Blow The Check…

Register for the New Groundwater Matters Webinar,“The 11th Hour for GSAs: What Happens July 1st?”  Click Here to Register We’re hearing that the drought is over in the Northern half of California state, and as you can see from the maps at the top of this post from the USDA Drought Monitor (showing California’s drought levels…



Are GSAs Including Enough Engagement for Interested Parties?

  The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires in Water Code 10723.8(a)(4) that Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) notifications filed with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) must provide a list of interested parties and an explanation of how interested parties will be considered in the development and operation of the GSA. The vast majority of…



In Case You Missed It! Our First Groundwater Matters Webinar

On November 17, 2016 Clean Water Fund held their first webinar in the Groundwater Matters Webinar Series. Watch the recording of the webinar here!

 

Panelist included: Jennifer Clary (Water Program Manager at Clean Water Action), Kristin Dobbin (Regional Water Management Coordinator at Community Water Center) and John Burchard (General Manager of Alpaugh Community Services District). The webinar was moderated by Matt Davis (California Communications Director at Clean Water Action) and hosted by Kori Johnson-Lane (CivicSpark Water Fellow with the Local Government Commission).

Watch the full film discussed in the webinar here!

If you have any questions regarding the Groundwater Matters Webinar Series and how to register for the next one please contact:

Kori Johnson-Lane
CivicSpark Water Fellow
kjohnson-lane@civicspark.lgc.org
Tel. 415.369.9160 x340

For all other inquires feel free to talk to some of the panelist:

Jennifer Clary
Water Program Manager
Clean Water Action
jclary@cleanwater.org
Tel. 415.369.9171

Kristin Dobbin
Regional Water Management Coordinator
Community Water Center
Kristin.dobbin@comunitywatercenter.org
Tel. 559.733.0219

Other resources:
www.cleanwateraction.org
www.communitywatercenter.org



Why You Should Sign Up For Our Groundwater Webinar If You Live In California

I often think California is a pretty crazy place. Many of us live on dangerous fault lines, the technology industry has driven house prices higher than all believable bounds, inequality is more pronounced than almost anywhere on earth, and yet, many of us obsess over our dietary choices and appearance more than anything. Not judging….




California State Agency Denies Request to Divide Overdrafted Cuyama Basin

After listening to new evidence from concerned local residents, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has denied a request by Santa Barbara County to adjust the boundaries of the Cuyama groundwater basin. The County had requested that the basin be split in two, an action which would have divided long-time agricultural users on the east…