A Progress Report on California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Arthur R. Wardle, Paige Griggs, and Ellen Bruno

from ARE Update Vol. 24, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2021

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Abstract

Regions of California will face significant reductions in water use in the coming years. This article provides an update on the progress made thus far towards implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management
Act (SGMA). We discuss the composition of newly formed groundwater agencies and their proposed management actions. These actions may have substantial implications for the economic costs of SGMA.

Keywords

water trading, California water policy, groundwater allocations, SGMA, water markets

Citation

Arthur R. Wardle, Paige Griggs, and Ellen Bruno. "A Progress Report on California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act." ARE Update 24(3)(2021):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1613691580/19988/