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A Sacramento Briefing on ACWA’s New


Groundwater Framework

 
Date: April 4, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11 (check-in / registration begins at 9 a.m.)
Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento – Magnolia Room
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA

You are invited to a briefing on a new policy document by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). The briefing provides an overview of the document, “Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management in California,” and remarks by principal authors and other experts regarding key findings and recommendations.


The long-anticipated document will be released to the media and the public the same day.


About the Framework


“Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management in California” offers an in-depth look at current groundwater management efforts and recommends proactive steps to advance sustainable management.


As the Framework notes, California has a long history of managing groundwater resources through locally controlled programs developed and refined over the past century. Many of these programs have been very effective, but the array of challenges on the horizon will demand even more of local agencies and require a greater commitment to ensuring that local decisions and management contribute to statewide water policy goals.


Developed over 18 months by a task force of local groundwater managers from throughout the state, the Framework highlights examples of successful local groundwater management efforts around the state, identifies groundwater management practices to address current and future challenges, and articulates specific policy needs and actions to help ensure the sustainability of California’s locally managed groundwater resources.


Questions?


For information on the Framework, please contact Danielle Blacet, ACWA Senior Regulatory Advocate,


danielleb@acwa.com, 916-441-4545.


For information on the event, please contact Ellen Manolis at ellenm@acwa.com or 916-441-4545.


There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Please RSVP here:

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