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Recommendations for Sustainable Groundwater Management

Water Foundation (Water Foundation) | April 5th, 2014

The results of this effort are organized and presented as follows in this Report:

• A review of the Dialogue process that provides additional details about participating
stakeholders and their perspectives;
• A description of the background and challenges for California’s groundwater management and
current efforts to achieve measurable progress toward sustainable management;
• A set of key Findings; and
• A package of seven policy Recommendations intended to lead to a new state policy for meaningful, measurable improvement in groundwater management within realistic timeframes.

The Recommendations in this report reflect the best judgments of CWF about what is needed to achieve sustainable groundwater management while keeping decision making primarily at local and regional levels. CWF remains committed to a constructive public discussion about this critical issue and, ultimately, to meaningful legislative and policy actions.


conjunctive use, Groundwater Exchange, planning and management, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

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