Understanding Our Water Educational Series

Water Education Series – Workshop 1
Land Use and Water:  How Much Does Growth Matter?

January 12, 2019

Watch seven presentations from the workshop here.

Land Use Planning in California – How is it Done? Tom Burns, Retired Planning Director, County of Santa Cruz
Current Land Use Plans Paia, Levine, Assistant Planning Director, County of Santa Cruz
Planning and Land Use Sarah Fleming, Principal Planner, City of Santa Cruz Planning Department
Scotts Valley General Plan Taylor Bateman, Community Development Director, City of Scotts Valley
Land Use and Water Supply: Looking Ahead the Next 20 Years Toby Goddard, Water Conservation Manager, City of Santa Cruz Water Department


Water Education Series – Workshop 2
Water Budgets: How Do We Balance All Needs?

February 9, 2019

Watch eight presentations from the workshop here.

Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin and Sustainable Groundwater Management John Ricker, Water Resources Division Director, County of Santa Cruz
Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin Hydrogeology and Water Budget Georgina King, Montgomery & Associates and John Fio, EKI Environment & Water, Inc.
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Jennifer Michelsen, Environmental Programs Manager, San Lorenzo Valley Water District
National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region Jonathan Ambrose, Salmon Reintroduction Coordinator, California Central Valley Office
Local Efforts to Improve Stream Flows and Aquatic Ecosystems Chris Coburn, Deputy Director, City of Santa Cruz Water Department
Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions Under SGMA Sierra Ryan, Water Resources Planner, County of Santa Cruz


Water Education Series – Workshop 3
Managing Groundwater:  How Can We Prepare for an Uncertain Future?

March 9, 2019

Managing Groundwater: How Can We Prepare for an Uncertain Future?
Water Management in an Uncertain Future, Erik Ekdahl, Deputy Director, State Water Resources Control Board
Climate Change Impacts on Santa Margarita Sustainable Groundwater Dr. Bruce Daniels, Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz, Hydroclimatology
A Brief History of Regional Water Supply Plans and Projects Sierra Ryan, Water Resources Planner, County of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Integrated Regional Water Management Tim Carson, Program Director, Regional Water Management Foundation
Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin Toolbox for Management John Ricker, Water Resources Division Director, County of Santa Cruz