This webinar will introduce an emerging approach to managing California’s increasingly variable weather and water supply and the important role growers can play in making this new approach successful.  As droughts and floods become more extreme and our aging water storage systems fall short of meeting our water needs, growers, water managers, researchers, and non-profits are implementing new strategies to capture flood waters to replenish our depleted groundwater supplies. Flood-MAR, or Flood Managed Aquifer Recharge, is a cost-effective approach that has the potential to address multiple concerns facing agricultural regions of the state. In this webinar, Sustainable Conservation’s Daniel Mountjoy, Director of Resource Stewardship and Joseph Choperena, Water Resources Project Director will describe how growers like you, along with local water districts and Groundwater Sustainability Agencies, and state agencies can offset groundwater overdraft, improve water supply and quality for rural communities, reduce flood risk, and improve aquatic habitat conditions. This approach offers a viable pathway forward to address California’s challenging water needs.

Sustainable Conservation is a California non-profit that helps California thrive by uniting people to solve the toughest challenges facing our land, air, and water. Every day, we bring together business, landowners, communities, and government, in some of the most productive yet economically disadvantaged parts of California, to steward the resources on which we all depend in ways that are just and make economic sense.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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