Jennifer Clary - Program Manager

Recent headlines on California Groundwater

Behind Those California Water Headlines: Problem Solved! Let's All Go Home!?

July 6, 2016

What's behind the recent headlines on California groundwater? Does a new study suggest the problem is solved, and that we can all go home? Er...no! 

Welcome to California, Mr. Trump...

May 31, 2016

Last Friday in Fresno, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican candidate for President in November, took on the California drought with his usual attention to detail and accuracy. 

Speaking at a rally, Mr. Trump reportedly said it was "insane" and "ridiculous" to decribe California as having a "water problem."

A map of groundwater sustainability agencies in California

Groundwater Sustainability Moves Forward: Will Communities Be Left Behind?

May 20, 2016

On Wednesday, the California Water Commission approved emergency regulations for the implementation of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).  These regulations are a significant milepost in what will be a very long journey towards groundwater sustainability in California.   

The regulations are intended to provide requirements for local agencies developing groundwater plans as well as identify the evaluation tools that will be used by the Department of Water Resources to determine if a local agency is making adequate progress towards sustainability.

big agriculture continues to cause major nitrate pollution problems in California

Help Us Solve California’s Nitrate Problem

May 11, 2016

Agriculture was a $54 billion industry in California in 2014, and the numbers have continued to grow each year despite the drought.  But that profit comes at a cost and one of those costs is water quality in our farming communities. 

Water flowing into a drain. Photo credit: Jitinatt Jufask / Shutterstock

It's Not Just Flint

March 25, 2016

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, a lot of media attention has focused on the country’s aging water infrastructure, nationally. Here in California, many people do not have access to clean drinking water.

The California Water Commission Needs to Acknowledge the Elephant in the Room

March 10, 2016

You know that feeling when there’s something that really needs discussing, but nobody wants to talk about it?