Groundwater 2

Workshop 2: Measure to Manage This session will be formatted as a round table to facilitate discussion on how we can better understand California’s GDEs within SGMA’s reach and beyond by repurposing and scaling-up data collected from ongoing monitoring efforts throughout the state.  Workshop attendees along with state agency and NGO representatives will explore the following questions: 1) what are the similarities and differences in the methods and metrics currently being monitored; 2) which methods and metrics are the most suitable for monitoring adverse impacts to GDEs; 3) what and whe

Groundwater 1

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 dat