Tag Archives: Groundwater

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:…

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…

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…

Sustainable Conservation, Earth Genome Build Tool to Boost CA Groundwater Resiliency

Building a Toolbox for Smart Water Management California recently passed landmark groundwater legislation aimed to help boost critically over-drafted groundwater basins statewide and build a more secure water future for communities, agriculture and the environment. Groundwater is a go-to resource for drinking and irrigating farmland, especially during our state’s frequent droughts. Under this law, regional…

Sustainable Conservation, CA Dairy Industry Clean-Water Partnership Grows

Since we announced last year that we’re scaling our manure-drip-irrigation project thanks to a competitive USDA grant, Sustainable Conservation and our industry partners have been working hard to launch three additional sites to help dairy farmers manage their manure and water use in ways that protect the groundwater they and their communities depend on. Working…