What You Need To Know About the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act 120221-2

Event Date & Time

12/2/2021 2:00 PM - 12/2/2021 4:00 PM


Times listed are Pacific Time

What You Need to Know About the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act


2 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded

Contact Hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program.

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Date & Time:

The What You Need to Know About the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act training will be held on the following date and time:

December 2 | 2:00PM-4:00PM


The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA) has been called “the most important legislation in California in 100 years.” SGMA mandates the sustainable use of California groundwater. Given the fact that many groundwater basins are in overdraft, implementation of sustainable practices will likely have a significant impact on small water systems that use groundwater from these basins. SGMA applies to the 127 High and Medium priority groundwater basins, which account for approximately 96 percent of groundwater use in California. It is therefore very likely that a significant number of California small water systems will be impacted by the implementation of sustainable practices mandated by this law. Given that both Water Rights and Adequacy of Supply are Division of Drinking Water (DDW) Technical, Managerial and Financial (TMF) elements and that SGMA is very likely to have a significant impact on both these elements for a large number of California small water systems, it is very important that these systems have adequate training into SGMA’s process and requirements.


Participants will learn:

·       The basics of groundwater hydrology, including: The Water Cycle and types of aquifers

·       The provisions of SGMA, including: The goal of sustainable water extractions from a basin

·        What the groundwater sustainability plans are and how they might affect our operations

·        Strategies that may be used to achieve sustainability


The recommended audience includes water system managers, operators, administrative staff and board members.

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This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining.

Scholarship & Fees:

What You Need to Know About the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is a free training. 



Are you attending this training as a group and not watching from your own computer? If so, your group leader will need to inform RCAC (registration@rcac.org) about attendees who will view sessions as a group prior to session start. You do not need to participate from your own computer/device, but will need to complete an evaluation to receive credit and contact hours. Please note that sign-in sheets NO LONGER validate attendance at online workshops.

For registration questions, contact:

RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part under the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.


On-Line Registration

Fee End Date Fee Description Amount
12/1/2021 No Charge Free Register