SURFACE WATER INTERACTIONS & GROUNDWATER RECHARGE

5 minute reads

Groundwater Recharge in the SGMA Era: California clarifies beneficial use guidelines for recharge projects addressing SGMA undesirable result

Novel Effort to Aid Groundwater on California’s Central Coast Could Help Other Depleted Basins

Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation

This blog post summarizes an issue brief on Recharge Net Metering, a strategy that incentivizes managed aquifer recharge through rebates.

This is a Q&A with Michael Kiparsky, the Director of UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Water Institute. They discuss groundwater, recharge net metering, and net energy metering.

This article summarizes a report from the UC Berkeley Wheeler Water Institute with the same title. The report covers the importance of stormwater management during drought and the role of green stormwater infrastructure.

To Manage California’s Groundwater, Think More About Surface Water

State law recognizes rivers and groundwater are connected — now what?

This is a transcript of an interview on how surface water should be considered in groundwater management planning.

This opinion piece expresses the importance of acknowledging the interconnection between groundwater and surface water in state water policy.

10-30 minute reads

Recharge Net Metering to Enhance Groundwater Sustinability

When is Groundwater Recharge a Beneficial Use of Surface Water?

This issue brief describes Recharge Net Metering as a strategy that incentivizes managed aquifer recharge through rebates. It includes an account of the pilot program in Pajaro Valley, California.

This issue brief explains when surface water should be used for groundwater recharge under the California Water Act.

Greater than 1 hour reads

Groundwater in the Cuyama Valley Webinar

Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation

Navigating Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

One-hour webinar on challenges for groundwater sustainability in the Cuyama Valley

This report describes the importance of stormwater management through the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). It discusses GSI implementation, the monitoring of GSI, and regulators roles in stormwater management.

The report is from a conference that was held at UC Berkeley. In the report they discuss a range of legal and technical dimensions of groundwater-surface water interactions and water rights under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.