Many states including California are using their groundwater faster than they can replace it -how can managing aquifer recharge help? This talk by Timothy Parker reviews the geoscience of managed aquifer recharge and how California is managing its groundwater storage. Presented by the American Geosciences Institute.
University of Santa Cruz hydrogeologist Andrew Fisher leads a team of researchers looking for better ways to capture runoff and use it to not only increase groundwater quantity, but also quality. They are using the Pajaro Valley on the central California coast, a productive and valuable agriculture area, as their practical laboratory, working with farmers and water managers to recharge groundwater. Recharge net metering is a novel practice of crediting groundwater.
This talk by Graham Fogg reviews surface and groundwater storage in California, new opportunities from winter recharge on farms and floodplains, and examples of alternate reservoir and aquifer management. This webinar introduces the geoscience of managing groundwater storage and recharge, discusses groundwater storage policies and research in California and Texas, and reviews case studies and potential future developments.
To develop groundwater replenishment strategies, Professor Helen Dahlke joins fellow UC Davis researchers, UC Cooperative Extension and California farmers to test the impacts of irrigating almond orchards in the winter to recharge groundwater aquifers and to help manage water resources sustainably.
Recharge Net Metering (ReNeM) is a novel incentive program that encourages individual efforts to use excess surface water to improve groundwater supply and quality. A ReNeMe pilot program was launched in the Pajaro Valley, Central Coastal California. This short video describes the ReNeM program, how it is run, and the benefits it may provide. From UCTV
This workshop focused on how groundwater can be ‘recharged’ to help better manage and sustain local aquifers. Presentations include:
Recharge: What is it? What is it not? Different types of recharge, snd recharge in the context of SGMA; California’s Flood-MAR (Managed Aquifer Recharge) project: What is it? Where is it happening? How does it work?; and Local recharge efforts: What farmers are doing in Sonoma County to enhance recharge.
Local water managers are considering water markets as a potential approach for achieving sustainability targets. However, water is a non-traditional resource, and water markets need to be designed with an eye toward protecting communities and the environment. Join us for a discussion on groundwater markets and market design. Presented by UCANR.