Ag Innovations is working with the Solano Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Collaborative to support the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Solano Subbasin that will lead to avoiding undesirable results and preserving the quality of life for all who depend on groundwater in the Basin.
We provide facilitation and community engagement services that aim to generate widespread support of the developing GSP and the overall efforts to steward groundwater resources.
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) established a robust framework for the sustainable management of groundwater resources for the first time in California’s history. The first step in implementing SGMA was to develop one or more Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs). A GSA is a legal entity responsible for developing a Groundwater Sustainability plan or plans, on its own or in collaboration with neighboring GSAs. The formation of the five GSAs that form the Solano subbasin GSA Collaborative required two interrelated processes: the convening of GSA-eligible agencies to identify and implement an appropriate governance approach, and the engagement of groundwater users and other stakeholders to ensure that their concerns and interests were included in the GSA formation process.
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The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) established a robust framework for the sustainable management of groundwater resources for the first time in California’s history. The first step in implementing SGMA is to develop Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs), a focal point of local public agencies and stakeholders at this time. Ag Innovations is supporting the GSA formation process for two GSAs in the Solano Subbasin, primarily located in Solano County, by offering a range of professional services, including process design, facilitation, research and analysis.