Workshop 1: Putting Policy into Practice
Groundwater is an important water source for many riparian environments, but what does California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) mean for our rivers? Panel speakers will introduce why SGMA is important and discuss tools that practitioners can use to identify and consider Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) under SGMA. This session will also provide an overview of a statewide GDE map and guidance framework that have been developed to help local agencies identify metrics and select monitoring criteria that can provide data-driven solutions and effectively put policy into practice.
9:00 - 10:30