Groundwater demand management subject of discussions June 17

May 28, 2024

Groundwater demand management in agricultural regions is the focus of a workshop that will be held June 17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.

Representatives of groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs), water districts, irrigation districts, government agencies, environmental justice organizations and the private sector and growers and researchers will discuss groundwater demand management from their own perspectives. 

“Speakers will discuss policy development, stakeholder engagement and funding considerations for groundwater demand management,” said workshop co-organizer Isaya Kisekka, UC Davis professor of hydrology and agricultural water management and director of UC Davis Agricultural Water Center. “Participants also will discuss available tools and technologies for implementation and monitoring of groundwater demand management programs.”

The agenda is posted at

Registration for the workshop is free. Register at Groundwater Demand Management Workshop Registration

This is one of three free workshops – managing groundwater nitrate, groundwater demand and groundwater governance – being offered before the "Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - Linking Science and Policy" conference June 17-20

By Pamela S Kan-Rice
Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach