Tag Archives: groundwater recharge

Balancing California’s Water Future

A Vital Resource California’s groundwater – a critical resource in times of drought – is disappearing faster than we’re replenishing it. Our underground savings accounts are tapped, and we face a host of challenges like land subsidence, storage capacity loss and, most importantly, a dwindling water supply for California’s dry times. To address groundwater reliability,…

Groundwater: The charge to recharge water needs to be data driven

Article by Lois Henry, CEO/Editor of SJV Water, a nonprofit, independent online news site covering water in the San Joaquin Valley. Reach her at lois.henry@sjvwater.org and visit/subscribe at www.sjvwater.org May 12, 2020 – In the world of groundwater recharge, not all dirt is created equal. Where, when, how much and how fast water can best…

Missed California Water 101? Watch the Recording Here!

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe right now. We look forward to the day when we can meet again in person to discuss and collaborate on environmental solutions for our Golden State. In the meantime, Sustainable Conservation offered the first of our Check In & Connect webinars this week:…

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…

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…

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…