Developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans: Strategies and Process

In this course, you will learn about the process and content of the new groundwater sustainability plans and analyze various implementation strategies that meet the technical requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. 

Topics include:

  • Stakeholder outreach
  • Exploring alternative strategies
    • Conjunctive use and groundwater recharge
    • Extraction limits and fees
    • Shared resource agreements
    • Conservation and recycling strategies
    • Water quality considerations
    • Monitoring and Modeling
    • Permitting and approval processes
  • Approaches to Achieve Sustainability
    • Projects: artificial recharge
    • Management actions: focused demand reduction, intra-basin water transfers
  • Considerations in Implementation of Projects and Management Actions
    • Fees (Proposition 2018)
    • State and Federal Regulations (CEQA, NEPA, ESA, etc.)
    • Schedule constraints
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