RESOURCE GUIDE

This is the place for our collaborative members to find valuable resources for navigating the SGMA process. Please explore the pages below for more. You can get in touch with Jennifer Clary at Clean Water Fund if you can’t see what you’re looking for.

Background Information

Find resources on general groundwater issues in California and background information on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

Issue Areas

Find resources on key issues regarding sustainable groundwater management: Water Quality, Ecosystem Preservation, Surface Water Interactions & Groundwater Recharge, Water Allocation, Community Engagement, and Data & Monitoring Systems.

Tools and Guidance Resources

Find tools and hands-on guidance resources, such as interactive maps and workshop worksheets.

GSP Case Studies

As Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) are developed, we will continue to add examples of best groundwater management practices found in the GSPs and share groundwater management stories.

Glossary

Find key terms commonly found when discussing groundwater or the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

Resource Pages From Other Organizations

The Nature Conservancy’s Groundwater Resource Hub offers information and tools for planning for sustainable groundwater management, with a focus on protecting groundwater dependent ecosystems.

The Community Water Center offers resources giving background on SGMA and guidance on community engagement in the groundwater management planning process. Many of the resources are available in Spanish.