About the Program
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) will help the San Joaquin Valley address groundwater overdraft while also building its climate resilience. This will require hard work, not only by farmers—the largest groundwater users—but also by the valley’s urban water utilities. Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and local experts for a panel discussion about how to ensure a smooth transition for the region’s residents.
This research and event are supported with funding from the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the California Homebuilding Foundation, California Water Service, and the Water Funder Initiative Water Campaign.
11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Andrew Ayres, research fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center
11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Hanak, vice president and center director, Public Policy Institute of California
Raul Barraza, Jr., general manager, Arvin Community Services District
Paul Gosselin, deputy director, Department of Water Resources
Luke Serpa, city manager, City of Clovis
11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A
12:00 p.m. Adjourn