Category: SGMA Update

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! 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…



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…