Groundwater Matters Webinars

Most recent webinar: A New Tool for Evaluating Groundwater Sustainability Plans

This webinar shares a new tool that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). GSPs for critically overdrafted basins are due on January 31, 2020, and draft plans are being released weekly for communities, NGOs, and other interested parties to review and comment on. The evaluation template can be used for stakeholders to review GSPs and guide their public comments, and for GSA member-agencies to self-evaluate their own GSP.

The link to the webinar is here.

Featured Speakers:

Jennifer Clary, Water Program Manager for Clean Water Action

Samantha Arthur, California Working Lands Program Director for The National Audubon Society

Sandi Matsumoto, Associate Director of the California Water Program for The Nature Conservancy

Pablo Ortiz, Western States Climate and Water Scientist for The Union of Concerned Scientists

Past Webinars:

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

Featured Speakers:

Jennifer Clary, Water Program Manager for Clean Water Action

Moderated by: Matt Davis, California Communications Director for Clean Water Action

Beginner’s Guide to Groundwater Planning

 

Featured Speakers:

Juliet Christian-Smith, PhD Senior Climate Scientist for Union of Concerned Scientists

Coreen Weintraub, Western States Campaign Organizer for Union of Concerned Scientists

Moderated by: Matt Davis, California Communications Director for Clean Water Action

The Environment Needs Groundwater: Guidance for SGMA Implementation

 

Featured Speakers:

Gregg Werner, Senior Project Director CA Water Program for the Nature Conservancy

Kirk Klausmeyer, Senior Spatial Data Scientist for the Nature Conservancy in the California Program

Moderated by: Jennifer Clary, Water Programs Manager for Clean Water Action

The 11th Hour for GSAs: What Happens After July 1st?

 

Featured Speakers:

Sam Boland-Brien, Manager of the State Water Board Groundwater Management Program

Kori Johnson-Lane, CivicSpark Water Fellow with Local Government Commission

Moderated by: Matt Davis, California Communications Director for Clean Water Action

First Groundwater Matters Webinar!

Featured Speakers:

Panelist included: Jennifer Clary, Water Program Manager at Clean Water Action

Kristin Dobbin, Regional Water Management Coordinator at Community Water Center

John Burchard, General Manager of Alpaugh Community Services District

Moderated by Matt Davis, California Communications Director for Clean Water Action