California Groundwater Briefing: Findings and Implications for the Future of California’s Water

Scholars working with Water in the West, a program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, discussed their latest research on groundwater and the implications for the future of California’s water. The panel informed state and local level policy and decision makers on such issues as implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), water quality and availability, and new data collection techniques.

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1:30 p.m. Opening Remarks

Mark Cowin, Director, California Department of Water Resources

2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Robert Jackson, Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Rosemary Knight, Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Tara Moran, Water in the West, Stanford University
Leon Szeptycki, Water in the West, Stanford University

3:10 p.m. Audience Questions

3:30 p.m. Adjourn