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GRA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SMGA) Conference

May 3 @ 8:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Join SCS professionals at the Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA) Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Conference. The theme of the Conference is “Tools for Developing SGMA Groundwater Sustainability Plans”.

A critical step for compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is the development of a successful Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). This conference focuses on tools and techniques that can support key elements and programmatic considerations for GSP development.

  • Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Sustainable Groundwater Management
  • Quantifying GSP Measurable Objectives
  • Water Available for Replenishment
  • Streamflow Depletion and Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs)

The conference program provides policy-makers, stakeholders, regulators and other government entities, NGOs, consulting professionals and practitioners, growers, and landowners the opportunity to present their work, and to interact and learn about the emerging BMPs; quantifying measurable objectives for GSPs under the six criteria defined by the SGMA for groundwater sustainability; and new research on water availability, streamflow depletion, and GDEs.

This two-day conference features keynote speakers on water resource management practices and presentations from DWR policy makers and state regulators, NGOs, water resource stakeholders, and academic and consulting industry leaders. Featured topics for abstracts for podium and poster presentations include:

  • BMPs for Sustainable Groundwater Management
  • Groundwater Monitoring Networks
  • Water Budgets
  • Hydrogeologic Conceptual Models
  • Modeling
  • Quantifying GSP Measurable Objectives
  • Groundwater Data Collection and Uses
  • Subbasin Baseline Assessment – Methods for Hydrogeologic Analysis
  • Practices, Techniques, and Tools in Hydrologic Modeling
  • California’s Open and Transparent Water Data Act
  • Water Available for Replenishment
  • Beneficial Use of Water in Replenishment
  • Type and Timing of Water Available for Replenishment
  • Effects of Climate Change Scenarios on Water Availability
  • Stream Depletion and Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
  • Understanding and Quantifying Surface/Groundwater Interactions
  • GDE Impacts/Mitigation
  • Field Methods and Simulation Approaches
  • Legal, Policy and Regulatory Compliance




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1150 Ninth Street, Modesto, CA 95354
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