Groundwater Management Law 

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: FREE

Register: Here

MCLE: 1 Hour General Participatory Credit MCLE

Did you know that California’s Central Valley is sinking as much as 60 centimeters per year due to the draining of its groundwater reservoirs? As California is getting increasingly hotter and drier, the need for groundwater becomes more and more important, and California’s 40 million residents and the state’s agricultural regions are at odds over water use. With temperatures on the rise, increasing wildfires, and decreasing aquifers, the fight over groundwater is only escalating.

In this FREE webinar, Attorney Wendy Wang will discuss California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which requires groundwater sustainability agencies to adopt sustainability plans in all high- and medium-priority groundwater basins. Plans for critically over-drafted basins were due to the Department of Water Resources Jan. 31, and plans for the remaining high- and medium-priority basins are due Jan. 31, 2022. Deadlines are looming and the answers to many questions remain unclear.

This program will cover:

  • SGMA requirements
  • Implementation of SGMA
  • Uncertainties and potential disputes

This program is offered for free as part our programming for our 2020 Topic of the Year: Water Law. Each year, we give special focus to an area of law intrinsic to the fabric of San Diego county’s culture, history, and modern day life. In San Diego, water is key to our way of life. And, although San Diego County has 70 miles of coastline and many rivers and lakes for recreation, we deal with many issues relating to water sources and conservation. Accordingly, the allocation of water becomes important legally. How is our relationship with water reflected in our legal system? How do we cope, legally and through regulation, with drought conditions? During the year, we will be focusing on federal, state, and local water laws. Please check out our guide for more information and resources on Water Law

This webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Since the  physical locations of the library closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned our CLE programs online as webinars. These courses have been in high demand and spaces fill up quickly, ESPECIALLY when they are free. So, please, sign up now to reserve your spot. You will receive an email with your login information after registering for the event.

Our webinars are just one of the many resources that we have made available to help you with you legal education during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out our ClassesLegal Databases, and COVID-19 Legal Issues pages for more information! If you have any questions about our webinars or accessing our legal databases, please contact us by emailtelephone, or Virtual Front Desk (weekdays between 2 pm and 4 pm). Or, you can sign up for an appointment with a reference librarian.