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Can Small Farmers Survive Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)?

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was signed into law in 2014, and plans are being made by local groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) in the most water-scarce regions of California to comply with the regulations. This webinar will explore two unintended consequences of SGMA, as well as some possible remedies:

(1) The increased well drilling that is happening in advance of the restrictions SGMA will impose and threatening both small farmers and residential wells in rural communities; and
(2) The lack of inclusion of small-scale farmers and socially-disadvantaged farmers in the local SGMA planning and implementation process

Speakers:
Dave Runsten, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Annie Main, Good Humus Farm
Ngodoo Atsume, Clean Water Action

Moderator: Brian Shobe, California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN)

This webinar is co-hosted by the California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN) and Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and will run from 10-11 am.

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