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California’s Water Future Goes Underground
West Yost sponsors groundwater conference and provides you with our favorite links to groundwater resources online.

West Yost was proud to sponsor the 28th Biennial Groundwater Conference and 20th Groundwater Resource Association’s Annual Meeting in Sacramento this October. Over 230 professionals representing municipal utilities, irrigation districts, and private parties attended the two-day conference. Groundwater use and management continues to provide opportunities and challenges to our client’s in California. Below, we’ve provided links to useful online resources on groundwater management.

Our favorite groundwater resource links include:

The Groundwater Foundation (TGF)

A non-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating people to care for and about groundwater. Implements programs to engage interest in, and inspire action on behalf of groundwater protection and conservation initiatives, both locally and globally. TGF publishes a quarterly publication, The Aquifer, to provide up-to-date information on groundwater-related issues and new technological developments.
http://www.groundwater.org

The American Ground Water Trust

A non-profit education organization that acts as an independent authority on the hydrologic, economic and environmental significance of ground water.
http://www.agwt.org/index.htm

The California Groundwater Association (CGA)

A non-profit organization that is devoted to continuing education to its members and providing accurate information to the public regarding the quantity, quality and availability of California’s groundwater resources.
http://www.groundh2o.org

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

Provides guidance to members, government representatives, and the public on scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection and management of the world’s ground water resources. Publishes Water Well Journal, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation and Ground Water.
http://ngwa.org

The National Ground Water Research and Education Foundation (NGWREF)

Operates as a non-profit public foundation to focus on conducting educational, research and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of ground water.
http://www.ngwa.org/ngwef/ngwef.cfm

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Recognized as the sole science agency in the Department of the Interior and is one of the lead agencies that solve complex natural resource problems across the country and around the world.
http://www.usgs.gov

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Groundwater Information

The State’s Groundwater Information Center provides information on groundwater management; and groundwater elevation monitoring (CASGEM) as well as information intended for the general public, non-technical readers, teachers and students for an easy understanding of the basics of groundwater
http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/

University of California – Groundwater Hydrology Cooperative Extension Program

Links to research, education, supporting materials, and events regarding groundwater in California
http://groundwater.ucdavis.edu

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