Please join the League of Women Voters of Piedmont on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at 4 p.m. to hear Paul Gosselin from the California Department of Water Resources talk about sustainable groundwater management in California. Learn about how California is implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and adjusting to climate change, while trying to balance agriculture’s pressing water needs.
California depends on groundwater for up to 60% of its annual supply in times of drought. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was enacted in 2014 to halt overdraft and bring groundwater basins into balanced levels of pumping and recharge. Under SGMA, basins must reach sustainability within 20 years of implementing their plans.
Paul Gosselin oversees the Sustainable Groundwater Management Office, which includes statewide groundwater management activities and the implementation of SGMA. He joined the Department after serving 13 years as Butte County’s Director of Water and Resource Conservation, where he managed the county’s State Water Project Table A allocation, investigated and reported on groundwater conditions, and implemented the Groundwater Management Plan.
Previously, Gosselin served as Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and Assistant Director for Enforcement, Environmental Monitoring and Data Management. Gosselin received a B.S. in biochemistry and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.
This event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Solano County, CA and Piedmont Connect.
The talk will be held live on Zoom and YouTube streaming and will include an audience question and answer session. Please visit our website HERE to learn more about the series and register for the event. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link by email. The event is free and open to the public.