Groundwater Land Use Symposium

October 29, 2014  ♦  Clovis, California

The Correlation between Land Use and Groundwater. Can We Plan our way to a Sustainable Groundwater Supply?

Continued population growth and changing cropping patterns place additional stress on local groundwater supplies in the San Joaquin Valley. Managing groundwater to meet current and future needs is a significant challenge in the region. The purpose of the Groundwater Land Use Symposium is to connect the local land-use planning community with water resource managers to discuss regional groundwater conditions and issues and evaluate how land-use decisions can have positive or negative impacts on the regional groundwater supply.

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8:30 – 9:30 am Networking and Refreshments
9:30 – 10:00 am Opening Address – Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
10:00 – 10:30 am Land Use & Groundwater Management – Can they be Integrated? – David Orth, General Manager, Kings River Conservation District
10:30 – 10:40 am Break
10:40 – 11:10 am San Joaquin Valley Hydrologic Models – Planning Tools for Groundwater Management – Derrik Williams, President, Hydrometrics WRI
11:10 – 12 noon The Role of Integrated Regional Water Management Plans in Land Use Planning
Moderator: Dr. Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Panelists: Luke Serpa, City of Clovis Public Utilities Director; Jay Jasperse, Sonoma County Water Agency Chief Engineer; Eric Osterling, Kings Basin Water Authority Program Manager; Bernard Jimenez, County of Fresno Deputy Director of Planning; David Orth, Kings River Conservation District General Manager
12 noon Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 pm Keynote speaker – Kate Williams, Program Manager, California Water Foundation



Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612


Registration Closed



  • Municipal Planners
  • Environmental Planners
  • City Council Members
  • Boards of Supervisors
  • Planning Commissioners
  • Irrigation District Staff and Board Members
  • Water Management Agency Staff and Board Members
  • Water Utility Division Staff
  • Community Service District Staff and Boards
  • Consulting Engineers and Planners
  • Developers
  • Agricultural Consultants


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