Tag Archives: groundwater recharge

Almond Board of California Releases New Guidance for Groundwater Recharge

As California braces for drier times ahead, we’re making our own silver lining: planning and siting groundwater recharge. The more resources and knowledge we share with each other – be it on-the-ground experience with flooding fields or detailed research into how much water a particular crop can handle – the more flexible and impactful the…

A Look Back on Water in a Warming World

A resounding THANK YOU to everyone who joined us this fall for our Water in a Warming World event series! We’re so grateful to all of our amazing panelists, staff members, and guests who contributed to our rich dives into various aspects of California’s water system, climate readiness, and water quality. Many thanks also to…

Water in a Warming World: Fortifying California’s Water Resilience

Missed the latest webinar in our Water in a Warming World series? We’ve got you covered with highlights and a full recording of the event. Sustainable Conservation’s Director of Resource Stewardship Dr. Daniel Mountjoy moderated a fantastic panel of experts who discussed how groundwater recharge and multi-benefit projects can help California fortify our water resilience. Our…

Securing California’s Water Future: A Decade of Aquifer Recharge

In 2021, we’re celebrating 10 years of Sustainable Conservation guiding groundwater recharge in the field and at the state level. Groundwater is critical to the health of our communities, farms, and wildlife habitat. This subterranean resource also makes up a whopping 2/3 of our water supply in drought years. Capturing water when it is available…

NPR Highlights Importance of Groundwater Replenishment in California

Don Cameron examines his almond orchard during a recharge event at Terranova Ranch. Photo: Paolo Vescia In case you missed it, this excellent story on how groundwater recharge can help balance our underground savings accounts features partners like Don Cameron, Aaron Fukuda, and U.C. Davis researchers. It’s also a testament to the hard work and…

Sustainable Conservation Releases Key Water Quality Guidance for On-Farm Recharge

Over 600,000 Californians rely on nitrate-contaminated public supply wells for their household water needs. Many others struggle with contaminated groundwater from private, domestic wells – so the numbers are even greater. Recharging groundwater with water quality as a top priority will help the San Joaquin Valley – our nation’s premier farming region – manage through…

San Joaquin Valley Leadership Community Makes Strong Case for Aquifer Recharge

As California faces another historic drought and climate change forever alters our collective understanding of water, we’re motivated and inspired by our San Joaquin Valley Regional Committee’s (SJVRC) leadership, trust, and vision for a sustainable water future. Planning for Future Wet Years Groundwater recharge is a key part of our drought resilience, and planning for…

A Decade of Recharge Leads to Statewide Solutions

As California braces for drought and speculates about its severity, it’s easy to focus on “farms vs. fish” and other contentious headlines swirling in the news. Sustainable Conservation’s decade-plus of experience guiding groundwater recharge in the field and at the state level means we have a balanced view of our current water realities, and our…