I attended the totally remote annual convening of the state-wide NGO Groundwater Collaborative. This is a short report highlighting what I believe are the most important things I learned and the new resources available to those of us who are tracking and seeking to influence local development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs).
This convening showed us the array of tools which have been developed to help citizens, communities e-justice and other environmental organizations analyze GSPs. There are some very useful tools for analyzing GSPs, Water budgets and more. All SGMA tools and resources can be accessed via the NGO Collaborative’s web site: http://cagroundwater.org/.
In addition, the Union of Concerned Scientists is offering technical experts to help community groups and NGOs evaluate GSPs and their technical components, including Water Budgets and groundwater models. Here’s a link directly to this resource: https://forms.ucsusa.org/groundwater-technical-assistance-tool/