The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
Tribal Governments Briefed on Groundwater Act Implementation
To attain Tribal perspectives and chart the next steps for Tribal engagement as part of the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), DWR’s annual Tribal Governments workshop was held in August in Sacramento. DWR’s Tribal Policy Advisor Anecita Agustinez, Regional Tribal Liaisons, Sustainable Groundwater Management Program staff and members of DWR’s Tribal Advisory Group briefed Tribal Leaders and representatives on program activities, outcomes of the recent boundary basin modification process, ongoing engagement opportunities and funding opportunities. In Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-10-11, tribal consultation and communication is a separate and distinct form of communication practice. This includes government to government engagement with California’s Native American Tribes. For DWR’s SGM Program, visit http://water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/index.cfm and for DWR’s Tribal engagement, visit http://water.ca.gov/tribal/