Navigation Links
California groundwater management trickles up from local sources
Date:7/7/2011

survey revealed that some local districts are making advances on a number of fronts, including conservation and transparency. Nelson found that several water agencies are developing effective conservation strategies without state mandate. The Mendocino City and Soquel Creek water districts, for example, have opted to limit pumping by issuing permits and charging fees, much like those used to manage rivers, reservoirs and other surface waters.

To balance their water budgets, some districts are shifting their focus from water-supply augmentation to water-demand reduction. It's a politically risky approach, Nelson said, because most districts are governed by elected boards, and telling constituents that they no longer have unlimited access to groundwater could jeopardize a board member's re-election campaign.

Transparency has been another historic problem, she said: "Groundwater agencies are protective about their local information, because they fear that the state will intervene if it learns too much about local problems."

But in the survey, Nelson discovered that some agencies have begun to overcome this lack of transparency by forming new, unexpected partnerships. For example, the Northeastern San Joaquin County Groundwater Banking Authority in California's farm-rich Central Valley has decided to include environmental organizations in its groundwater management planning process. "It doesn't happen often that an agricultural district will bring in a group like the Sierra Club, but it's great when it does," Nelson said.

Critical overdraft

A trained engineer, Nelson worked as in-house counsel for an interstate river basin commission in her native Australia before coming to Stanford to pursue a doctorate in law. She soon discovered that over-pumping had already caused serious problems in parts of California, where 11 groundwater basins suffer from critical overdraft.

"Years of groundwater siphoning can pose
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Teeming with life, Pacifics California current likened to Africas Serengeti Plain
2. More than one-third of California teens do not participate in school physical education
3. Californias draft Bay Delta conservation plan incomplete; needs better integration to be more scientifically credible
4. California Academy of Sciences launches scientific expedition to the Philippines
5. Study of deer mice on Californias Channel Islands provides new information on hantavirus
6. First census finds surprisingly few white sharks off California
7. Mercury in Bay Area fish a legacy of California mining
8. 100-year-old specimens at California museum help determine when avian pox hit Galapagos
9. Study finds low vitamin-d levels in northern California residents with metabolic syndrome
10. Hybrid tugboat cuts emissions, University of California, Riverside study shows
11. California pistachios: Dietitian and Mother Nature approved
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
California groundwater management trickles up from local sources
(Date:4/20/2015)... PASADENA, Calif. , April 20, 2015 ... San Gabriel Valley to implant a new miniaturized, wireless ... HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart ... reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage ... a sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Increasing adoption in ... to drive biometric systems market in ... According to a recently released TechSci Research ... biometric systems market in Saudi Arabia ... CAGR of over 22% through 2020. The market ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... April 14, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces ... the 2015 New York Design Awards under the category  ... York City Design Awards are part of a global ... 2,500 ratings from the marketplace, industry and judging panel. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3
... new, more effective and personalized cancer treatments, Horizon Discovery, ... Reserve University exclusive rights to a panel of new ... Zhenghe John Wang, assistant professor of genetics at the ... initially for 10 years and includes up-front fees and ...
... Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered how abscisic ... properties for the treatment of disease, helps fight ... published in the November 2010 Journal of ... for the development of treatments for inflammatory and ...
... Mich. The risk of esophageal cancer among patients ... as high as many may think, according to new ... considered a relative risk for developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, but ... M.D., M.Sc., an investigator with the Department of Veterans ...
Cached Biology News:Isogenic cell models for cancer research exclusively licensed to Horizon Discovery 2Researchers discover how natural drug fights inflammation 2Researchers discover how natural drug fights inflammation 3Esophageal cancer risk lower than expected for patients with GERD 2
(Date:6/3/2015)... Virginia (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 Photo-Eyewear™ ... changed its name to PogoTec™, Inc. ( http://www.PogoTec.com ... its electronic wearable device products and technologies it is ... creation of three business divisions, PogoTec™ will provide focused ... devices as follows: , , On-Track™ ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 2015 The National Center for ... record by scaling CD-adapco’s flagship simulation tool STAR-CCM+® ... , STAR-CCM+ is a comprehensive multidisciplinary engineering ... innovation and lower product development costs. CD-adapco joined ... manufacturer Cray to push the code to new ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Global Stem Cells Group and ... to conduct Romania’s first ever stem cells harvesting and ... Miami-based Stem Cell Training, Inc., Cosmetic Surgeon Morad ... Marrow Stem Cell Training Course for medical professionals in ... practicing in Bucharest and Tel Aviv, Israel, and a ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 Intelligent Implant ... of US Patent No. 9,044,273, underpinning the Revolution™ ... thoraco-lumbar spinal fusion implant procedure by eliminating complicated ... one easy-to-use disposable instrument tray. The implants, designed ... benefits over previous technology. Intelligent Implant Systems has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Photo-Eyewear™ Changes Name to PogoTec™ and Announces Three Divisions 2Photo-Eyewear™ Changes Name to PogoTec™ and Announces Three Divisions 3NCSA Scales CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ to New World Record of 102,000 Cores on Blue Waters 2NCSA Scales CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ to New World Record of 102,000 Cores on Blue Waters 3Global Stem Cells Group Announces First Stem Cell Training Course to Take Place in Romania 2Global Stem Cells Group Announces First Stem Cell Training Course to Take Place in Romania 3Intelligent Implant Systems Announces US Patent Attained for Revolution™ Spinal System 2
... KANSAS CITY, Kansas , Aug. 5 Oncimmune® ... test that aids physicians in risk assessment and the early ... study that demonstrates the clinical validity of the test. The study ... Diagnosis " is now available on line at Annals of ...
... how a new type of experimental antibiotic can ... treatments [1]. The findings could ultimately help scientists ... responsible for many hospital and community-acquired infections. ... team of researchers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) captured a ...
... , Aug. 4 Forte, LLC, ... a web-based probate database and estate recovery application ... Probate Finder OnDemand provides access to a proprietary ... records, powerful matching algorithms that accurately match deceased ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Study Demonstrates Clinical Validity of EarlyCDT-Lung™ 2New Study Demonstrates Clinical Validity of EarlyCDT-Lung™ 3New Study Demonstrates Clinical Validity of EarlyCDT-Lung™ 4New Study Demonstrates Clinical Validity of EarlyCDT-Lung™ 5New Study Demonstrates Clinical Validity of EarlyCDT-Lung™ 6Image of new antibiotic in action opens up new opportunities to combat antibacterial resistance 2Forte Launches Probate Finder OnDemand™ 2Forte Launches Probate Finder OnDemand™ 3
A component of the Acridinium protein labeling kit....
... to human XAB2 (amino terminus) XAB2 ... its interaction with XPA. Immunoprecipitation experiments have ... interacts with the transcription-coupled repair-specific proteins CSA ... polymerase II. Microinjection experiments with XAB2 antibodies ...
...
... calibration, and validation (MCV) plate ... plate used for hands-free startup, ... using the Bio-Plex suspension array ... for use with Bio-Plex Manager ...
Biology Products: