Data Finds Most California Groundwater Sustainability Plans Fail to Protect Vulnerable Communities and the Environment
A new report details these shortcomings and provides recommendations on how to better prepare our groundwater basins across the state.
A Review of Groundwater Sustainability Plans
This report provides a set of recommendations on how California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act can better protect vulnerable communities and the environment. The recommendations are based on findings from a study published this week in Nature Communications, which found that the majority of local groundwater plans developed under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) overlook the state’s most vulnerable groundwater users. Find the report and partnering resources below.
Achieving Groundwater Access for All
This report analyzes the degree to which groundwater plans equitably integrate and protect vulnerable groundwater users, and suggests course corrections in the ongoing process to ensure we are preparing our groundwater basins for a changed climate.DOWNLOAD