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October Groundwater Workshops

This past month, Community Water Center, in conjunction with Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability, Self-Help Enterprises, and Union of Concerned Scientists, helped to host two Groundwater presentations in Visalia. As part of a continuing Groundwater Sustainability Planning Workshop Series, the workshops invited community members to take part in presentations from experts about groundwater quality as well as the plans of groundwater agencies to manage groundwater in a sustainable fashion. 


The first workshop took place on October 10th at Cafe 210. This roundtable event featured water experts and decision-makers from around California to speak on groundwater management's affect on groundwater quality. 

More photos of the event can be seen here.

Find more information and the materials used for the roundtable event here.


Thank you to our roundtable speakers:

Patrick Pulupa

Executive Officer, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

Scott Fendorf

Stanford professor in soil biochemistry
Miranda Fram

US Geological Survey supervisory chemist

Aaron Fakuda

Tulare Irrigation District
Ken Manning Executive Director of San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority



The second workshop, on October 27th, took place at the Marriott Hotel in Visalia. This workshop featured interactive exercises to demonstrate how Groundwater Sustainability Agencies develop water budgets, understand results, and manage projects. 

More photos of the Groundwater Planning 2.0 Workshop can be seen here.

Find more information and the materials used for the sustainability workshop here.

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