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Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management

May 19, 2016

Kelly Frederocks Seminar

Many water agencies and water resources authorities in California and around the world are interested in increasing their supply reliability during critically dry conditions. These entities continuously try to expand use of the local resources in an effort to improve water supply reliability in their region. Use of potable groundwater, desalinated groundwater, and storage of surface water or recycled water in the local aquifers are some of the elements that can enhance water supply reliability.

Implementation of these elements requires existence of water rights, and existence of a viable water resources management plan. In addition, water quality variations and geo-political dynamics play an important role in the structure of these management plans.

This talk reviews political, environmental, and technical challenges for implementing an integrated resources plan. EMWD's local resource planning will be used as a case study to demonstrate how EMWD used it's available groundwater resources to implement a successful integrated resources plan in Southern California.

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CSSD - Behrooz Mortazavi - "Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management" (YouTube)