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Learn More About a New Tool for Evaluating Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs)
The Groundwater Collaborative is hosting a lunch-hour webinar on October 22 from 12-1PM to share a new tool that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). GSPs for critically overdrafted basins are due on January 31, 2020, and draft plans are being released weekly for communities, NGOs, and other interested parties to review and comment on. The evaluation template can be used for stakeholders to review GSPs and guide their public comments, and for GSA member-agencies to self-evaluate their own GSP.

Comments on draft GSPs can be submitted to the Dept of Water Resources here: https://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/gsp/init/all

The evaluation template was developed by members of the Groundwater Leadership Forum, an initiative of the Water Foundation.

Oct 22, 2019 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Samantha Arthur
California Working Lands Program Director @National Audubon Society
Sammie Arthur is the Working Lands Program Director for the California Chapter of the National Audubon Society. Sammie has been working with the California chapter of the National Audubon Society since 2016. Audubon California is an expert in understanding wetlands and their role in groundwater recharge and applying conservation science to develop multiple-benefit solutions for sustainable groundwater management.
Sandi Matsumoto
Associate Director of the California Water Program @The Nature Conservancy
Sandi Matsumoto is Associate Director for The Nature Conservancy’s California Water Program. She leads efforts to advance nature under the SGMA, which includes developing the Groundwater Resource Hub to support inclusion of groundwater-dependent ecosystems in GSPs, a bird-friendly recharge pilot in Colusa, SGMA’s first groundwater market in Ventura County and strategic retirement and upland habitat restoration in the San Joaquin Valley.
Jennifer Clary
California Water Programs Manager @Clean Water Action / Clean Water Fund
Jennifer has served as a water policy and legislative analyst for Clean Water Action since 2003. She directs the Central Valley Program and serves on key state stakeholder committees, advising state agencies on actions to improve groundwater quality and allocate state funding for water infrastructure.