SGMA Conference - Tools for Developing a GSP

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

William Alley, Ph. D., of the National Ground Water Association, will be the keynote presenter, discussing “Lessons for SGMA Plans from around the World.”  Dr. Alley will be using examples and lessons learned from his recently released book, “High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater" and will be doing a book-signing with his wife and co-author, Rosemarie, at the conference.

SYMPOSIUM DETAILS:
A critical step for compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is the development of a successful Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). This conference focuses on tools and techniques that can support key elements and programmatic considerations for GSP development.

  • Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Sustainable Groundwater Management
  • Quantifying GSP Measurable Objectives
  • Water Available for Replenishment
  • Streamflow Depletion and Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs)

The conference program provides policy-makers, stakeholders, regulators and other government entities, NGOs, consulting professionals and practitioners, growers, and landowners the opportunity to present their work, and to interact and learn about the emerging BMPs; quantifying measurable objectives for GSPs under the six criteria defined by the SGMA for groundwater sustainability; and new research on water availability, streamflow depletion, and GDEs.

 
CONFERENCE OUTLINE:
This two-day conference features keynote speakers on water resource management practices and presentations from DWR policy makers and state regulators, NGOs, water resource stakeholders, and academic and consulting industry leaders. Featured topics include:

  • BMPs for Sustainable Groundwater Management
    • Groundwater Monitoring Networks
    • Water Budgets
    • Hydrogeologic Conceptual Models
    • Modeling
  • Quantifying GSP Measurable Objectives
    • Groundwater Data Collection and Uses
    • Subbasin Baseline Assessment - Methods for Hydrogeologic Analysis
    • Practices, Techniques, and Tools in Hydrologic Modeling
    • California’s Open and Transparent Water Data Act
  • Water Available for Replenishment
    • Beneficial Use of Water in Replenishment
    • Type and Timing of Water Available for Replenishment
    • Effects of Climate Change Scenarios on Water Availability
  • Stream Depletion and Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
    • Understanding and Quantifying Surface/Groundwater Interactions
    • GDE Impacts/Mitigation
    • Field Methods and Simulation Approaches
    • Legal, Policy and Regulatory Compliance

NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
CONTACT:
Technical - Brett Wyckoff, DWR: Brett.Wyckoff@water.ca.gov or (916) 651-9283
Administrative – Sarah Kline:  skline@grac.org or (916) 446-3626

SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:
If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibiting your organization's services or products, please contact us at conference@grac.org or by telephone - Sarah Kline (916) 446-3626 or click here to register as a sponsor or exhibitor.

When?

Wed, May. 3 - Thu, May. 4, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Where?

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Modesto
1150 Ninth Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Please note: You must book by April 8, 2017 in order to get the discounted GRA rate. Located in the heart of downtown Modesto, CA, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Modesto offers you a warm welcome with a famous DoubleTree cookie and a great place to stay while exploring Modesto ...

Please note: You must book by April 8, 2017 in order to get the discounted GRA rate.


Located in the heart of downtown Modesto, CA, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Modesto offers you a warm welcome with a famous DoubleTree cookie and a great place to stay while exploring Modesto or attending an event at Centre Plaza. Stay busy and keep in touch in the 24-hour business center. Complimentary WiFi lets you get work done in your bright and airy California-style guest room or suite.


Attendees of the symposium may go to the hotel website and use the group code GRA to book your reservations or call the hotel at 209-526-6000 and have a reservation agent assist you.


 

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