The Groundwater Exchange is a central, collaborative, and publicly accessible online resource center connecting water managers, water users, and community members with tools and resources to support the design and implementation of effective Groundwater Sustainability Plans under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. ​The Groundwater Exchange is a program of the California Water Library and is a project of the Multiplier, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps us protect and foster a healthy, sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.

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Founding Partners

The Groundwater Exchange was developed by Chris “Maven” Austin, in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund and Stanford’s Program on Water in the West. Chris “Maven” Austin knows and loves everything water. She is the brainchild and administrator of Maven’s Notebook and the California Water Library. Chris has been designing, running, and administering water-related websites in California for more than a decade.  

Advisory Board​

The Groundwater Exchange is grateful to have an engaged Advisory Board representing a diversity of interests. Board members are listed alphabetically below.

  • Anecita Agustinez, California Department of Water Resources
  • Christina Babbitt, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Lisa Beutler, Stantec
  • Sam Boland-Brien, ​State Water Resources Control Board
  • Dave Bolland, Association of California Water Agencies
  • Debbie Franco, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Jeff Hanratty, General Mills
  • Thomas Harter, ​University of California, Davis
  • Tara Moran, Stanford University
  • Mike Myatt, Water Foundation
  • Steve Phillips, U.S. Geological Survey and Groundwater Resources Association of California
  • Adriana Renteria, Community Water Center
  • Jack Rice, California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Herb Smart, Turlock Irrigation District
  • Steven Springhorn, California Department of Water Resources
  • John Woodling, Regional Water Authority

PLEASE NOTEAll information provided by the Groundwater Exchange and the California Water Library is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. While we believe the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. Neither the Groundwater Exchange nor any of the sources of the information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or results obtained from the use of this information.