Check out these helpful resources and this important notice from Rose Foundation partner Community Water Center!
Summer and fall are especially important times for groundwater planning. In preparation for this period, Community Water Center (CWC) has just released two new resources for protecting drinking water quality in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
- Guide to Protecting Drinking Water Quality Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
- Groundwater Quality in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA): Scientific Factsheet on Arsenic, Uranium, and Chromium (In partnership with researchers at Stanford University)
We hope these resources support your involvement in groundwater planning. If you are new to the SGMA process, there is still time and need for you to get involved. Click here for a step-by-step process for how to get involved in your local area.
Over 90% of residents in the San Joaquin Valley depend on groundwater as their drinking water source and many other communities do too, so it is critical that Groundwater Sustainability Plans address community needs.
In addition to these resources, CWC will be co-hosting a Roundtable on Protecting Drinking Water in Groundwater Markets on July 2nd in Visalia. At this Roundtable, you can learn more about what groundwater markets are and how they could impact drinking water supplies for disadvantaged communities. Organizations will present a new Community Guide to Groundwater Markets, host a short panel discussion, and facilitate a practice of groundwater market scenarios. Dinner and Spanish translation will be provided. You can RSVP here.
If you have any questions on the information presented above, please reach out to Adriana Renteria at 559-733-0219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.