Posts by Blake Atkerson

SGMA Basin Boundary and Priority

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires medium- and high-priority groundwater sub-basins to have a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) which executes a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to bring their groundwater sub-basin into “sustainable yield.” Sustainable yield refers keeping the basin healthy by balancing groundwater withdrawals with a healthy level of groundwater in the sub-basin and…

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Mitigate Water Risk

Estimated Time to Read: 2 Minutes 30 Seconds In our last few posts we covered how to identify water risk, the challenges and opportunities in understanding water risk, and the importance of monitoring change to water risk. Armed with your new perspective, what are the next steps to make intelligent decisions based on your insights? Unfortunately, the best…

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Monitor Water Risk

Estimated Time to Read: 1 Minute 40 Seconds In our last post we discussed the opportunity and challenge in collecting, analyzing, and communicating water risk. The next important task is keeping track of changes to the diverse set of risk indicators and the variables that impact water risk analysis. However, in today’s modern world of instant communication, fluctuations…

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Understand Water Risk

Picture of river and mountains

Estimated Time to Read: 3 Minutes In our last post, we reviewed how to identify water risk indicators that cut across different stakeholders and the importance of combining multiple factors to better understand their relationships. Understanding relationships between different risk indicators becomes difficult with the introduction of more indicators and variables. However, if you create…

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Identify Water Risk

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Identifying water risk is crucial to ensuring your organization is protected from unexpected shifts in water supply, demand, quality, or cost. Threats to a water district, farmer, agricultural lender, appraiser, real estate broker, investor, and community member take many specific forms depending on what you do and where you operate.…

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