Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management in California
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.
The document was developed over 18 months by a task force of ACWA members and groundwater managers with extensive regional input and review. It highlights examples of successful local groundwater management programs around the state, identifies impediments to success at the local level, and recommends specific actions and policies to help ensure the sustainability of California’s locally managed groundwater resources.