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After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, historic groundwater legislation has brought California to the cusp of a new era of water management. Meeting the law’s goals will require overcoming stubborn systemic obstacles, according to a new report by Water in the West & the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School.
From the Ground Down - Supplemental Appendices
This research brief is based on the paper: “Salinity of deep groundwater in California: Water quantity, quality, and protection,” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, June 2016. The authors explain that accounting for deep groundwater can substantially expand California’s groundwater resources. However, if activity continues to increase, further studies are needed to explore subsidence and other potentially undesirable results caused by the use of deeper groundwater.
After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, California is on the cusp of a new era due to historic groundwater legislation. However, meeting the law’s goals will require overcoming stubborn systemic obstacles, according to a report by researchers at Stanford’s Water in the West program and the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at the Stanford Law School.