The American Ground Water Trust shared key guidance for developing and implementing groundwater sustainability plans during its workshop in Bakersfield, California this week.
Developing good groundwater management requires strong, consistent communication, lots of data, a will to integrate all water needs and a clear set of goals:
- Maximize the certainty of everyone’s water supply
- Provide flexibility for adjusting to changing conditions; political and physical
- Address and expedite getting more water into the aquifers
- Respect groundwater rights principles while reducing undue hardship to those having a lower priority
Equity opportunities do exist within a groundwater management area. It’s time to find them!