NEWS – February 2015 – Aquifer Management, Ontario, California

EVERYTHING AQUIFERS AND GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT

The annual groundwater conference in Ontario, California is held in partnership with the Association of Ground Water Agencies and with the cooperation of the Groundwater Resources Association and the California Groundwater Coalition. The 2015 program featured three of Sacramento’s top water administrators: Felicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board who spoke on The Drought and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act; Gordon Burns, Undersecretary, California Environmental Protection Agency whose topic was The Perspective of California EPA and the Agency's Role In Implementation of The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and Gary B. Bardini, Deputy Director, Integrated Water Management, Department of Water Resources, who explained How The Bay Delta Conservation Plan May Impact Water Deliveries to Southern California.

            The two day conference was organized around five panel sessions: Groundwater Models And Technology For Southern California, moderated by  Tim Parker, Principal, Parker Ground Water, Sacramento, CA; Drought Response: Management Strategies For The Decades Ahead, Moderator: Adam Hutchinson, Orange County Water District, Fountain Valley, CA; Groundwater Contamination Issues In Southern California, Moderator – Anthony Brown, CEO and Principal Hydrologist, Aquilogic Inc., Costa Mesa, CA and Water Supply Options And Sustainability Management Challenges, moderated by  Tony Morgan, Deputy General Manager / Groundwater & Water Resources, United Water Conservation District, Santa Paula, CA.

Sponsors of the 2015 conference were: