How Water Justice Groups View Groundwater Sustainability Planning Caitrin Chappelle October 20 2020 Groundwater overdraft has caused domestic wells to go dry in the San Joaquin Valley. Environmental justice experts explain flaws in groundwater planning in light of this problem.
Recession Safety Net Needed for State’s Small Water Systems Caitrin Chappelle, Lori Pottinger October 6 2020 California has many small water systems that serve economically disadvantaged communities, which were already struggling before the pandemic and recession hit. We talked to experts at the State Water Board about what can be done to keep them from falling off a financial cliff.
Groundwater Sustainability Moves from Planning to Implementation Lori Pottinger August 10 2020 The completion of groundwater sustainability plans for the state’s most over-pumped basins was a major step toward bringing basins into long-term balance. What are next steps and possible pitfalls in the process?
Forging Connections to Provide Safe Drinking Water Lori Pottinger July 27 2020 Providing reliable drinking water is a challenge for many small systems in the San Joaquin Valley. We talked to Laura Ramos and Sarge Green of Fresno State about an effort to connect a dozen at-risk systems to the City of Fresno’s water supply.
Commentary: How to Address Groundwater Planning Gaps Ellen Hanak, Jelena Jezdimirovic June 16 2020 Groundwater sustainability planning for the San Joaquin Valley will have to resolve gaps in three key areas to ensure success.