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Legal Extern Surveying Local Agencies about SGMA

March 16, 2015 | Guest Post by: Louise Dyble

Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) local agencies are in the driver’s seat when it comes to addressing one of the state’s most important and difficult environmental challenges: preserving and managing aquifers to ensure the future health and prosperity of California. Having followed the development and passage of this landmark legislation with interest over the past year, I am very excited to have the opportunity to help ensure its success.

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80 Years of Successful Groundwater Management in Orange County

February 23, 2015 | Guest post by: Orange County Water District

When it comes to creating a working solution for groundwater sustainability, Orange County Water District can say “been there, done that.” The District has successfully managed its basin for more than 80 years without resorting to adjudication. They offer hope to water regions that are in the process of meeting the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act that the rewards of good water management are achievable.

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The Water Forum: Visionary Agreement on Sustainable Groundwater Management

February 10, 2015 | Guest post by: Water Forum  /  Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority  /  Sacramento Groundwater Authority

The players who formed the Sacramento region’s Water Forum agreement could be called visionaries. They proved that it is possible to bring competing water interests together to find practical solutions to achieve sustainable water supplies. As a result of their agreement, groundwater levels are on the rise in some areas, water use is down, and stakeholders remain engaged in water management decisions.

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