ACWA Creates New SGMA Resource Page For Members

  • by ACWA Staff
  • Jul 15, 2020
  • Water News

ACWA has launched a new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) resource webpage that includes member agency case studies that highlight their outstanding efforts toward achieving sustainable groundwater management.

In addition, the resource page provides up-to-date information and resources related to sustainable groundwater management implementation. The page is available at www.acwa.com/sgma.

Since the passage of SGMA in 2014, ACWA member agencies have been coordinating local efforts to implement SGMA through the formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs), submission of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs), and collaborative stakeholder outreach and engagement. ACWA member agencies continue meeting challenges presented by SGMA and four recently released case studies showcase some of those success stories:

  • Greater Kaweah GSA for their transparent process, community engagement and partnership with agricultural groups and environmental organizations;
  • James GSA for collaborative working with seven GSAs in the Kings Subbasin and for being one of the first GSAs established in California in 2017;
  • Tri-County GSA for looking ahead toward implementation and continuing to strengthen data collection; and
  • Westlands Water District GSA for their wealth of experience in groundwater management and available historical data.

All of the SGMA content and case studies are available at www.acwa.com/sgma.

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