A State Role in Supporting Groundwater Trading with Safeguards for Vulnerable Users: Findings and Next Steps

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | May 18th, 2022


In those parts of California where groundwater pumping has long exceeded replenishment, people are striving to bring groundwater basins into sustainable conditions within

Basin Framework for a Multi-benefit Groundwater Replenishment and Water Trading Program: Groundwater Sustainability Plan Chapter Template

Environmental Defense Fund | October 1st, 2018


The following Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) chapter templates were developed by Environmental Defense Fund and New Current Water and Land, LLC to assist Groundwat

California Water Reallocation: Where'd You Get That?

Natural Resources Journal | March 8th, 2017


When thirsty, Californians often avoid going to the market for more water. Instead, they might borrow some from their rich neighbors, they might sue them or more commonly

California’s First Farmer-Led Groundwater Market

The Nature Conservancy | July 12th, 2018


Ventura County, located in California’s south coast, is one of United States’ most productive agricultural counties (ranked 10th in California and 11th in th

California’s Water Market, By the Numbers

Public Policy Institute of California | October 17th, 2002


Prepared for presentation to the Department of Water Resources, October 2002.

California’s Water Market, By the Numbers, Update 2012

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 21st, 2012


This report provides a check-up on California’s progress with two innovative water management tools: water marketing and groundwater banking. These tools are part o

Can Los Osos Valley Groundwater Basin Provide a Sustainable Water Supply?

The Watershed Institute, California State University Monterey Bay | September 16th, 2010


The aquifers underlying the community of Los Osos in California are impaired by nitrate pollution from septic systems (shallow aquifers) and saltwater intrusion f

Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Transfer Program Fact Sheet

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | February 1st, 2015


Water transfers and exchanges are an integral part of CVP water operations, particularly in drought years, as long as transfers can occur consistent with stat

Economic-engineering optimization for California water management

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) | May 15th, 2003


An economic-engineering optimization model of California’s major water supply system is presented. The model’s development, calibration, limitations, and resu

Goal-based water trading expands and diversifies supplies for enhanced resilience

Nature Sustainability | February 11th, 2019


In response to rising water scarcity concerns around the world, water utilities are expanding and diversifying their water supply portfolios, including attempting to valu

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