Tag Archives: Water for the Future

Charting a Future for CA’s Water

This year we’ve been hard at work alongside the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on building a coalition of researchers, industry groups, agencies and non-profit organizations. The goal? Replenish more groundwater across California for dry times ahead. The strategy? Work together to identify the key questions, information gaps, incentives, policies and opportunities needed so…

Water 101: What is “Beneficial Use”?

California’s water is, in a word, complicated. We’re here to try and make it easier to understand. We sat down with our Policy Director, Stacey Sullivan, to dig into the term “beneficial use,” as it’s of particular importance in regard to groundwater recharge now that the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is in place. Watch our…

Governor Signs Drinking Water Legislation Into Law

In case you haven’t been following along with our previous policy breakdowns, California advocates and legislators have been hard at work on a drinking water solution for the over 1 million Californians who don’t have reliable access to clean water in their communities. This includes communities with wells that went dry during our last drought…

Strengthening CA’s Drought Resilience

With a record-setting snowpack this year on the heels of a near-legendary drought, California needs more ways to manage its water so we can store water when we get it, for dry times ahead. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is convening the state’s leading experts on water, from agencies and researchers to NGOs…

An Interview with Farmer Mark McKean

We recently had a chance to sit down with Mark McKean, a Fresno-area grower and leader in the agriculture industry to talk about his experience with water management and farming. To learn a bit more about Mark, check out our recent blog detailing his groundwater recharge work and background. Based on your expertise with water…

Grower Profile: Mark McKean, Innovator and Local Leader

We work very hard to secure a bright water future for California, but we never do it alone. Our partners keep us innovating, researching and striving for a sustainable, clean and healthy water supply for all. This month, we’re highlighting San Joaquin Valley farmer Mark McKean, whose water stewardship stems from his deep agriculture roots…

Building Partnerships for San Joaquin Valley Water Security

California’s had a very wet winter, but more water on the surface doesn’t necessarily mean more water under our feet. Groundwater is a key resource for farms, communities and the environment, especially in times of drought. Many groundwater basins across the state are critically over-drafted, and replenishing our underground savings accounts in wet years to…

A Wet Year Means Groundwater Gains for the Central Valley

Sustainable Conservation Project Director Joe Choperena (left) and Madera Co. farmer Brian Davis in front of a vineyard intentionally flooded to refill depleted groundwater supplies.   No matter where you live in California, chances are you’ve experienced firsthand the near-record rain and snowfall the state received these first months of 2019. And, forecasters aren’t telling…