Groundwater Quality and Management under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Stanford University’s Water in the West and School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, and the University of California, Davis co-hosted an Uncommon Dialogue on groundwater quality under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The full-day workshop will took place on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at Stanford University.

This Dialogue sought to:

  1. Determine the role of groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) in addressing water quality issues under SGMA. Where water quality issues need to be addressed by GSAs, identify what is needed in the design of effective water quality indicators;
  2. Build partnerships with water managers, the state and others grappling with water quality issues under SGMA; and
  3. If possible, identify potential risk management strategies for GSAs to avoid and assess water quality impacts, including monitoring, modeling, and best practices.