Water Board Wants Input on Effective Groundwater Management Plan
and location of workshop:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.
Joe Serna Jr. - Cal/EPA Headquarters
1001 I Street, Second Floor
increased demands on the State’s water supply and projected decline in surface
water runoff, the State relies more on groundwater. However, many of
California’s aquifers are already experiencing contamination and/or overdraft.
These challenges do not lend themselves to a “one size fits all” solution,
given the varying physical and institutional characteristics of California’s
Water Boards are developing a workplan that aligns its current groundwater
protection efforts, the ongoing actions of other entities with groundwater
management responsibilities, and potential actions that the Water Boards and
others could pursue.
goal of the workplan is to promote collaboration and cooperation among local,
regional, and State agencies and other stakeholders to help promote more
effective groundwater management that supports beneficial uses over the
implemented at the local, regional, or State level, the Water Boards believe
that an effective groundwater management program generally requires five key
elements to be in place.
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