The annual NGO Collaborative conference (in person and zoom/remote) is coming up and agenda planning is underway. Here’s the link to register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-ngo-groundwater-collaborative-convening-tickets-404278185937. The “Intended Outcomes” are:
- Gain new skills and resources to aid in sustainable groundwater management engagement moving forward;
- Share experiences & outcomes with advocates from across the state;
- Strategize how best to engage for the long-term; and
- Jumpstarting priority activities for the year 2023.
TNC is working on a document to summarize what they have learned from their first round of GSP reviews.
Core Civic presented on those parts of the Biden climate and infrastructure funding and, in particular, funds to address the western drought. Water Foundation and others are working to make sure disadvantaged communities have access to funds and benefit from them.
Core Civic also presented on efforts at the State of California level to address climate change. The governor has articulated five core principles. Here’s the latest from his office: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/08/12/governor-newsoms-ambitious-climate-proposals-presented-to-legislature/. Enviros are unhappy with aspects of Newsom’s Plan.
There was reporting on which GSPs which groups are commenting on. TNC is reviewing several and has a summary paper on the types of comments are being made on GSPs from the various communities. This is coming out next week.
There was a review on the budget trailer bills and other legislation. SB 222 is a low income water supply assistance bill. SB 852, Senator Dodd’s climate resilience bill is on the Governor’s desk.