Specialized Study Program in Sustainable Groundwater Management

Recent passage of California’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act fundamentally changes the landscape for water managers throughout the state. To assist professionals in complying with and implementing the legislation, UC Davis Extension’s Land Use and Natural Resources Program has designed a noncredit specialized study program focused exclusively on groundwater management in today’s complex regulatory and hydrologic environment.

The program is designed for practitioners from all perspectives: water districts, cities and counties, state regulatory and oversight agencies, consulting engineers, hydrologists, planners and policy analysts, attorneys, IRWM specialists, administrators, environmental and water resource scientists and advocates, and others. The program is designed to dig deep into the law and its requirements, help participants understand groundwater law and hydrology and walk them through creating viable implementation strategies and developing a robust groundwater sustainability plan.

The program consists of three course modules taught by recognized experts in each area. Courses are all taught online via live webinars and are intended to be accessible to working professionals. Typical class times are intended to be convenient to busy professionals, during the lunch hour.  Assignments, readings, exercises and projects are completed outside of class.

Please note that this bundle includes all courses required for the Specialized Study Program in Sustainable Groundwater Management: Groundwater Management: Legal and Engineering Principles, Groundwater Management: Management Alternatives and Techniques, and Developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans: Strategies and Process. Students wishing to enroll in individual classes may do so through the specific course page.


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