More recently, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was passed in September 2014 and fundamentally changed the way groundwater is regulated in California.  The implementation of SGMA will be phased in over several years and involves the formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) that will develop and implement Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). EKI actively supports municipalities, agricultural districts, and land developers in their response to SGMA throughout California.  Services provided by EKI include: developing strategic responses to SGMA that support the clients’ overall water strategies; supporting jurisdictional and scientific basin boundary modification requests; assisting in the formation of single-entity or coordinates GSAs; and collecting the technical information that will be required for GSP development.