Water Budget Handbook – Public Webinar

March 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

On February 7, the California Department of Water Resources released a draft Handbook for Water Budget Development: With or Without Models, a single-volume, technical reference that systematically presents existing information on various methods and data sources for developing water budgets. The Water Budget Handbook can help in the development of water budgets for any geographic area and time period, and uses modeling and non-modeling approaches. Public comment is now open on the draft document and closes on April 7, 2020.

Please join us in the public webinar to provide an overview of the Water Budget Handbook. No pre-registration is required, a link to the webinar will be added to this page prior to the event.


11:00 – Total Water Budget Concept: Water Budget Handbook Sections 1 and 2

11:20 – Examples of water budget components and methods: Water Budget Handbook Sections 3, 4, and 5

11:40 – Case Studies and How-To Guides: Water Budget Handbook Sections 6, 7, 8 and 9

11:55 – Sustainable Groundwater Management Office Considerations

12:00 – Q&A with the authors of the Water Budget Handbook