Tools to Support Decision-Making in the SGMA Context

Local groundwater management agencies will need to collaboratively make decisions about the management actions their basin will collectively undertake in order to meet their sustainability goals under SGMA. Reaching these decisions will require local agencies to integrate a host of technical information into the decision-making process; develop clear and consistent criteria about the conditions under which they will implement management actions, who will be responsible for implementation, and how to fund them; and to establish a well-developed plan to engage and communicate with stakeholders throughout the decision-making process. Achieving these goals will not be easy and will require a long-term, strategic approach to the decision-making process.

Held in June 2016, this workshop focused on developing a comprehensive list of management actions that local agencies are likely to undertake during SGMA implementation and potential tools, approaches or technologies to support and communicate the decisions to undertake them.

This workshop is part of the Groundwater Data Workshop Series.