INTERA’s Dr. Abhishek Singh, PE, President, Water Resources and Supply and Principal Water Resources Engineer, will be moderating an Expert Roundtable at the SGMA Implementation Summit & Workshop held in collaboration by Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) of California and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Groundwater Committee and SGMA Implementation Subcommittee, to be held on June 7-8, 2023. The Expert Roundtable, which will take place on Day 1 (June 7) at 1:15 pm, will give attendees a chance to have intimate conversations with experts and fellow SGMA implementers. Preliminary topics include:

  1. Drought planning, management, and mitigation, and how it relates to SGMA planning
  2. Demand management/reduction – getting stakeholders and boards to agree on these topics
  3. Inter-connected surface water and depletions, technical and policy considerations
  4. Funding opportunities for capital projects and in-kind services for SGMA project implementation
  5. Well permitting – approaches to meeting Executive Order requirements
  6. Basin-wide well registrations and data – success stories
  7. Use of data and tools for management decisions and policy considerations
  8. Water markets and allocations: is it right for you?
  9. Streamlined and integrated permitting approaches across multiple regulatory entities (related to recharge projects)
  10. Outreach, engagement, and inclusion of Communities of Interest
  11. Subsidence – policy and management considerations
  12. Water quality – relationship of existing programs to SGMA undesirable results

INTERA’s David Jordan, Vice President, Western Region, Principal Water Resources Engineer, Trey Driscoll, Principal Hydrogeologist, Ryan Alward, Senior Hydrogeologist, and Kait Palys, Hydrogeologist, will also be in attendance at the conference. Additionally, INTERA is a King sponsor of the 2023 GRA – ACWA Summit & Workshop. For more information, visit: