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Past · June 11, 2024

Replenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

Virtual Event

June 11, 2024 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About the Program

Groundwater recharge has emerged as an important way to replenish the San Joaquin Valley’s dwindling aquifers, particularly under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Last year, we asked dozens of urban and agricultural water managers to tell us how recharge was going—a reboot of our 2017 survey. How much progress has been made, and what’s needed next? Join us for a presentation of our findings and a panel discussion.

This research and event are supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Kingfisher Foundation, Laural Foundation, Sustainable Conservation, and the Water Foundation.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Caity Peterson, Associate Center Director and Research Fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

11:15 a.m. Discussion
Moderator: Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center
Stephanie Anagnoson, Director of Water and Natural Resources, Madera County
Jeevan Muhar, Engineer Manager, Arvin-Edison Water Storage District
Jon Reiter, Farmer and Solar Developer, McConnell Farms
Steven Springhorn, Supervising Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Stephanie Anagnoson

Madera County

Ellen Hanak

Public Policy Institute of California

Jeevan Muhar

Arvin-Edison Water Storage District

Caitlin Peterson

Public Policy Institute of California

Jon Reiter

McConnell Farms

Steven Springhorn

California Department of Water Resources

About the PPIC Water Policy Center


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