Sustainable Groundwater

Through interdisciplinary research and engagement with water sector stakeholders, we identify and develop solutions for more effective groundwater management and policy.

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September 06, 2022

The San Joaquin Valley Cooperative Action Project, a broad-based coalition representing diverse groups of water users, seeks to change how the valley uses water.

June 02, 2022

A Stanford University study simulates 65 years of land subsidence, or sinking, caused by groundwater depletion in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The results suggest significant sinking may continue for centuries after...

In Focus

SGMA Reports

View our page highlighting SGMA research findings, reports and executive summaries intented to guide, troubleshoot and inform water managers working towards successful SGMA implementation. The resources have been categorized by the following topic areas: understanding SGMAimplementing SGMAleveraging data and addressing issues.


 

June 27, 2016

 

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.

 

 

In the Media

June 09, 2022
ABC7News

Rosemary Knight discusses using maps generated by pinging the ground with electromagnetic signals to locate ancient subterranean waterways that could serve as pathways to recharging depleted aquifers.

January 13, 2022
abc7news.com

Research by Rosemary Knight offers survey technology that is able to penetrate the ground, yielding vital data on the geology of natural groundwater basins.

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