Under current law more than 1/3 of the water diverted in California is not subject to reporting or review. With climate change an increasingly dangerous reality, it is in the public interest to ensure that the state can properly monitor and regulate water use. Act now for SB 389!Learn More
As droughts continue, and become more frequent, our reliance on groundwater increases. During dry years, 60% of California’s water supply comes from groundwater. We must act now to ensure the Human Right to Water now and for future generations.
California passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) almost a decade ago as a step to bring the states’ depleted groundwater aquifers to sustainability. With increased droughts, the implementation of SGMA and protection of vulnerable communities dependent on small water systems and domestic wells is urgent. Over the last 2 years, Clean Water Action has reviewed and analyzed over 95 groundwater sustainability plans, in every groundwater basin covered by SGMA, closely evaluating the steps local agencies are taking to protect vulnerable communities.Learn More
SGMA and Underrepresented Farmers: Impact of Groundwater Sustainability Plans on Underrepresented Farmers
Groundwater resources play a vital role in maintaining environmental sustainability in California, serving as a critical buffer against the impacts of drought and climate change. This report focuses on stakeholder engagement and projected impacts of groundwater decline on underrepresented farmers.Learn More