Turning Theory, Fear and Loathing into Sustainable Success


The moment is upon us.  After years of governance and grant writing, basin boundaries and BMPs, conferences and countless public meetings, there’s just one thing left to do…. write a GSP… and then there’s becoming sustainable in 20 years … but plan first!


But how?


This workshop is just that….A roll up your sleeves, partner with others, sweat the details workshop.  We will provide participants a series of applied, table top exercises designed to tackle some of the most compelling technical and policy challenges SGMA throws at us.  The day will start with a set of brief, critically important presentations to frame the subsequent workshop activities.  After a mid-morning break, participants will group together and with guidance from colleagues currently writing GSPs throughout the State, and with input from DWR SGMA technical staff, we will work through a set of exercises designed to mirror technical and planning challenges you will face in your basins.  Exercise topics will include but may not be limited to XX, YY and ZZ. 


Who should attend?

GSA Board Members and member agency representatives

GSA technical staff

SGMA technical and planning consultants


Instructors and Presenters will include: 

Tim Parker

Steven Springhorn - DWR SGMA Program

Brett Wykoff – DWR SGMA Program



Facilitated by Dave Ceppos, SGMA Program Manager – Center for Collaborative Policy