Webinar: The State of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Thursday, November 17 • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

This webinar focuses on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and its implications for local governments. It is critical to this historic legislation’s success that local municipalities embrace the SGMA as an opportunity to improve their community’s resilience against future water crises. The goal of this webinar is to: 1) educate local leaders about the impacts of and opportunities provided by the SGMA, and 2) equip municipalities to actively engage in the GSA process and ensure that local needs are met.



1:00 PM Welcome & Webinar Logistics

  • Shani Alford, Project Manager, Local Government Commission
1:05 PM DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Implementation

  • Trevor Joseph, Supervising Engineering Geologist, CA Dept. of Water Resources
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1:30 PM The Role of Local Agencies in Securing Successful Sustainable Groundwater Management

  • Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability
    Presentation PDF
1:50 PM The Role of Public Health and Stakeholder Engagement in Implementing SGMA

  • Jennifer Clary, Program Associate, Clean Water Action
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2:10 PM Q/A

  • Facilitated by Danielle Dolan, Water Program Manager, Local Government Commission
2:30 PM Ajourn


This webinar is funded by The California Endowment and organized by The Local Government Commission.