CALIFORNIA WATER POLICY CONFERENCE: Tribal Groundwater Rights and SGMA: A New Underlying Tension?

Panel discussion moderated by DWR Tribal Advisor Anecita Agustinez discusses tribal involvement in GSAs, the benefits of tribal participation in groundwater management, and tribal consultation The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (or SGMA), passed in 2014, set a course for sustainable management of the state’s groundwater aquifers by requiring Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) be formed for all high and medium priority […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study; State Water Boards release tenth web-based performance report that showcases data storytelling; Nation’s largest seawater desalination plant delivers 40 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water

Reclamation Releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study From the Bureau of Reclamation: Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced today the release of the Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study that was conducted collaboratively with the member tribes of the Ten Tribes Partnership. The study documents how Partnership Tribes currently use their water, […]

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California Water Commission hears an update on the Department of Water Resources Tribal Consultation Program

The relationship between Native Americans and the federal government is a distinctive political one that has been set forth in the U. S. Constitution and subsequently defined through numerous treaties, statutes, executive orders and court decisions.  The United States recognizes tribes as ‘domestic dependent nations’ under its protection and the relationship between tribes and the federal government is one between […]

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