The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

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Date(s) - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Matthew J. Witteman

THE SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT ACT
WHAT EVERY SONOMA COUNTY RESIDENT SHOULD KNOW

Come hear Matthew J. Witteman speak on May 31 about SGMA, its background, its key provisions, various issues, the challenges and opportunities its presents, and how best to plan for its implementation.

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (California Water Code 10720 et seq., or “SGMA”) was passed into law in September of 2014.  It mandates the regulation of groundwater in California for the first time in any kind of state-wide or comprehensive way.  SGMA requires local communities to establish by a date certain Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (“GSA’s”) and Groundwater Sustainability Plans (“GSP’s”) for groundwater basins that have been designated medium or high priority.  The Santa Rosa basin has been so designated.

Matt is an attorney with more than 15 years experience in complex litigation and a member of the State Bar of California’s Subcommittee on Agri-Business.  He is a Sonoma County grower and resident and a member of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise.

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