You have prepared, adopted, and submitted your Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). Development of your GSP is just the beginning of the implementation process. So, what is the next step? This year’s Law Seminars International: Groundwater Sustainability Implementation in California Conference is a continuation of the series on GSP development and implementation with virtual presentations from industry experts.
Anona Dutton, EKI’s Director of Water Resources, and a leading voice in Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation will be speaking at this year’s conference on 4 November 2021. Her presentation “GSPs: Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Now what for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs)?” points out key lessons learned from early stages of SGMA implementation, and how to be proactive in the process.
This virtual conference is an opportunity for attorneys, environmental, real estate and agricultural professionals, corporate managers, governmental officials, Tribal representatives, resource managers, land-use planners, landowners, and water agency board members and managers to learn more about the current standards and processes to developing and implementing their sustainability plans.
The conference will include:
- Update on GSP adequacy reviews
- Water transfer processes and requirements
- Temporary diversion of excess surface water during high-flow events
- Current issues in model design
- Current issues in intra-basin and inter-basin coordination
- The interplay between pumping and surface flow depletion
- Tribal Consultation and Environmental/Economic Justice Considerations
- Groundwater shortages and the legal structure for allocations
- Surface flow needs for fish and surface water users
- Using cleanups to maximize sustainable yield
- Water infrastructure development funding
- SGMA and groundwater litigation update