Groundwater

Groundwater is a critical asset in the state's comprehensive water management portfolio. ACWA and its members are working to promote local groundwater management programs and ensure that new groundwater elevation monitoring requirements are implemented in a way that works for local water agencies.

ACWA released a major policy document on groundwater management in April 2011. The document, “Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management in California,” provides an in-depth look at current efforts to manage groundwater basins in California and recommends proactive steps to advance sustainable management.

Latest News about Groundwater

California water leaders explored proposals to strengthen groundwater management throughout the state on Wednesday during a workshop that... read»
SACRAMENTO –– The statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today presented sweeping recommendations for... read»
The Sacramento Bee published an opinion piece today outlining ACWA's recommendations for improving groundwater management in California... read»
ACWA today issued a suite of far-reaching recommendations for improving management of groundwater basins throughout California amid... read»
Senate Hearing Focuses on Challenges Facing California’s Groundwater
Water experts joined state and local officials on Tuesday to brief members of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on... read»

Latest State Legislation Updates

ACWA issued a suite of recommendations April 7 for improving management of groundwater basins throughout California. read more»

Policy Principles

Groundwater is an invaluable resource for California and a critical asset in the state’s comprehensive water management portfolio.... read more»

Latest Regulatory Updates

  We have one specific comment related to the draft regulations for groundwater replenishment with recycled water and a general... read more»
ACWA, DWR Survey Under Way to Compile Data on Local Groundwater Management Plans and Needs for Assistance The Association of California... read more»
ACWA released a major policy document on groundwater management in April 2011. The document, “Sustainability from the Ground Up: A... read more»
August 9 ‐September 2, 2010 Workshop presented by: California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Division of Integrated Regional... read more»
The 2009 legislative package requires local agencies to monitor the elevation of their groundwater basins to help better manage the... read more»