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    Jul 10 2014

    This just in … New report from the California Water Foundation highlights urgent need to address groundwater problems throughout California

    From the California Water Foundation: Management of California’s groundwater basins is fragmented, and many groundwater management plans are outdated and lacking important details, leaving significant room for improvement, according to a report released today by the California Water Foundation (CWF). The report, An Evaluation of California Groundwater Management Planning, assesses the current condition of groundwater …

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    May 30 2014

    Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 3 of 3: The Valley Ag Water Coalition and the Planning and Conservation League weigh in

    Last month, the Brown Administration held the second of two workshops to gather input on possible groundwater legislation to heard proposals from organizations for the key elements and statutory changes needed for sustainable groundwater management. In this last installment of coverage from the workshop, Robert Reeb gives the recommendations as developed by the Valley Ag …

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    May 29 2014

    Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 2 of 3: ACWA presents their proposal

    Last month, the Brown Administration held the second of two workshops to gather input on possible groundwater legislation to heard proposals from organizations for the key elements and statutory changes needed for sustainable groundwater management. In this second installment of coverage from the workshop, Tim Quinn, Executive Director of the Association of California Water Agencies …

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    May 28 2014

    Sustainable Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 1 of 3: The California Water Foundation presents their proposal

    Last month, the Brown Administration held the second of two workshops to gather input on possible groundwater legislation to heard proposals from organizations for the key elements and statutory changes needed for sustainable groundwater management. Karen Ross, Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture opened the workshop with some introductory remarks.  “In some regions, …

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    May 01 2014

    Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 4: The state backstop

    On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. The fourth and last panel discussed what the state’s role should be in ensuring effective and sustainable groundwater management.  On …

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    Apr 30 2014

    DWR releases report on groundwater basins with potential shortages, monitoring, gaps

    From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a report on groundwater showing that throughout California groundwater resources are at historically low levels. Directed by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr.’s emergency drought declaration in January, the report details basins with potential water shortages and gaps in groundwater monitoring. This …

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    Apr 30 2014

    Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 3: Financing mechanisms for groundwater management

    On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. The third panel focused on financing mechanisms for groundwater management.  On this panel, Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow from the Public …

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    Apr 29 2014

    Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 2: Tools, authorities and incentives to help local agencies manage groundwater sustainably

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    On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. The second panel focused on local authority, specifically the tools, authorities and incentives that are needed to manage groundwater sustainably.  …

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    Apr 28 2014

    Groundwater Management Workshop, Part 1: Sustainable Groundwater Management Panel

    On March 24, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Environmental Protection Agency held a workshop to gather ideas, proposals and feedback on sustainable groundwater management actions. Groundwater is of critical important to the state, began Martha Guzman, Deputy Legislative Secretary for Governor Brown. “Unfortunately, there are …

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    Apr 11 2014

    Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water oversight hearing on groundwater, part 4: Gary Bardini and Felicia Marcus discuss the path forward

    On March 18, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water held an informational oversight hearing on groundwater. In this final installment of coverage, Gary Bardini from the Department of Water Resources and Felicia Marcus from the State Water Resources Control Board discuss what actions the administration is taking to address the state’s groundwater management …

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    Apr 10 2014

    Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water oversight hearing on groundwater, part 3: Successes and challenges

    On March 18, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water held an informational oversight hearing on groundwater.  In this installment of coverage from the hearing, Jay Jasperse from the Sonoma County Water Agency, Lynn Maulhardt from the United Water Conservation District & Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency, and Sarge Green from Fresno State’s California …

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    Apr 09 2014

    Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water oversight hearing on groundwater, part 2: Approaches to groundwater management

    On March 18, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water held an informational oversight hearing on groundwater. In this portion of the hearing, Andrew Fahlund with the California Water Foundation discussed the issues that need to be considered as the legislature contemplates groundwater management on a statewide basis. This is the second of four-part …

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    Apr 08 2014

    Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water oversight hearing on groundwater, part 1: Professor Richard Frank on California’s groundwater laws

    On March 18, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water held an informational oversight hearing on groundwater.  On the agenda, Professor Richard Frank will discuss the laws governing groundwater; Andrew Fahlund with the California Water Foundation will discuss the state’s approach to groundwater management; next water managers from Sonoma County, the Central Valley, and …

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    Apr 04 2014

    California Water Commission: Update on DWR’s groundwater activities and the CASGEM program

    At the March 19th meeting of the California Water Commission, Dan McManus, Senior Engineering Geologist for the Department of Water Resources discussed the Department’s groundwater efforts in response to the drought and how their efforts align the Governor’s Water Action Plan, and Mary Scruggs, Supervising Engineering Geologist, gave an update on the CASGEM (California Statewide …

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    Apr 03 2014

    California Water Policy Seminar Series: Professor Hap Dunning and Justice Ronald B. Robie discuss groundwater regulation and more

    The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center, is bringing together distinguished speakers to discuss how water systems for both ecosystem and economic objectives. In this set of speeches, environmental law professor Harrison “Hap” Dunning and California Court of …

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