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?
The Virus Detectives: Tracking COVID-19 in Bay Area Wastewater Lori Pottinger August 3 2020 Public health officials are struggling to keep up with testing and monitoring of COVID-19. Wastewater can provide a window into outbreaks. We talked to Eileen White of EBMUD about the agency’s role in tracking the spread of the virus.
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.
Video: A Review of San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plans Lori Pottinger May 27 2020 Groundwater agencies in California’s largest farming region have submitted plans to address excess pumping. PPIC experts explain their plans to end overdraft and mitigate its undesirable effects, and next steps to achieve sustainability.