UC Davis tapped for groundwater outreach
UC Davis water scientists and researchers are playing an important role in shaping a comprehensive groundwater management system for California, designed to halt the “pump as you please” approach that’s sucking wells dry during the drought.
Thomas Harter, a hydro-geologist and groundwater specialist with UC Davis, says the first steps to accomplish goals set in new groundwater regulations signed into law by Gov. Brown include outreach and education:
A key part of the groundwater package directs local water agencies to come up with sustainable water management plans:
Participants in these conversations, Harter says, have a lot of work ahead:
Harter is helping coordinate teams from the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the UC Cooperative Extension Groundwater Hydrology Program.