EDF Release Report: The Future of Groundwater in California: Lessons in Sustainable Management from Across the West

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska recently released a report titled, “The Future of Groundwater in California: Lessons in Sustainable Management from Across the West”, that investigates nine case studies from six western states to present key lessons learned to foster effective groundwater management. The report considers four categories of management tools – regulatory, incentive-based, agency supply augmentation and protection, and education and outreach – to evaluate ...

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Water Plan Update 2018 Plenary – Enhancing the Connection Between IRWM and SGMA

On September 27, 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) held a plenary meeting on the draft California Water Plan Update 2018 in Sacramento, California. The day long plenary consisted of multiple breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics from regulatory alignment for better regional outcomes to water markets. One breakout session titled, “Enhancing the Connection between IRWM and SGMA,” consisted of a panel discussion on the issues and benefits of connecting Integrated Regional Water Management ...

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Fresno County Recommended for Prop 1 Counties with Stressed Basins Grant Funding

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced the release of draft funding recommendations for the Proposition 1, 2015 Counties with Stressed Basins Grant Solicitation. DWR recommends funding Fresno County at its full request amount of $500,000 for improved groundwater monitoring efforts.

As part of the grant program, DWR identified Fresno County as overlying one of California’s 21 critically over-drafted basins. In a ...

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