Event Nov 17, 2016

Webinar: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act 2.0: 2 Years To 2020/2022

State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section

Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Alisha Winterswyk will serve as moderator and Partner Steve Anderson will speak at State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section webinar.

Prior to enactment of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in late 2014, groundwater use in California largely followed the infamous water law principles of “use it or lose it” and “race to the pumphouse.” In short, landowners and water purveyors who pumped hardest and drilled deepest generally held a decided advantage over other groundwater users. Drought over the last seven years has resulted in reduced availability of surface water and more reliance on water below ground. In turn, falling groundwater levels across the state exacerbated an ever-growing conflict over limited water resources. The time was thus ripe for California to enact specific laws to regulate groundwater use. Hence, the impetus for SGMA.

This program offers 1.5 hours participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance in order to attend.

Monday, Nov. 17
10 - 11:30 a.m. (PDT) / 1 - 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

For more information or to register,  click here.

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