CivicWell partnered with Maven’s Notebook on the revamp of the Groundwater Exchange website to make it a launching pad for meaningful groundwater management, and improve the site’s potential as the central hub of California groundwater information.
As part of these efforts, we developed an educational campaign titled Groundwater Exchange Lunch Series which has hosted a series of webinars and “office hours.”
These sessions offer a forum for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs), beneficial users, tribes, researchers, non-governmental groups, and community members to ask experts about Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation, and other groundwater related topics. They create opportunities for stakeholders to connect and engage in meaningful conversations about the future of groundwater in California.
View the recordings below.
Office Hours with Ellen Hanak
Public Policy Institute of California Vice President, Director of Water Policy Center
Achieving Groundwater Access for All & Visual Data Tool Demo
How to Run a Groundwater Sustainability Agency
Choices Made by Critically Overdrafted Basins
Repurposing Land That Will Be Fallowed for SGMA
Potential new uses of agricultural lands include restored habitat corridors, community recreational spaces, low-impact solar, and groundwater recharge basins
Proactive Groundwater Management Strategies
Subjects include OpenET and groundwater accounting
How best to engage with tribes including how to find tribes in your area, government-to-government relations, and tribal consultations
California Water Futures
Since their introduction in 2021, the California Water Index and California water futures have stirred controversy. But what exactly are water futures—the commodification of water or a price tool for farmers?
Office Hours with the Stantec Facilitation Team
Coming Soon: How to Read a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP)
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