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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
University of California – Groundwater Hydrology Cooperative Extension Program
Links to research, education, supporting materials, and events
regarding groundwater in California