In 2014, California passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), sweeping new groundwater management legislation designed to put an end to groundwater over-pumping and ensure there’s enough water for people, the economy and wildlife in California for generations to come.
This webinar will provide an overview of SGMA and discuss some of the work being done to better engage and educate farmers and community members around water and land-use decisions being made within their communities. During the presentation, they will also share insights and lessons learned from their experiences to date on how groups can better work together to advance effective and meaningful stakeholder engagement.
Dr. Christina Babbitt manages the California Groundwater Program at Environmental Defense Fund, where she is working to advance water trading policy in California and scale replicable groundwater sustainability projects across California’s Central Valley.
Vicky Espinoza is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Environmental Systems Graduate Group at the University of California, Merced, where her research addresses sustainable water management for global food, energy, and water security.
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