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Maps: The Power of Seeing Data

Maps: The Power of Seeing Data

Nearly everything is being measured today. Data is being captured on almost every aspect of life. But what does that data tell us? How can we harness this data to create and share relationships between multiple datasets in a meaningful way with others? How can this...

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Track Groundwater Assets on Parcel Groups

Track Groundwater Assets on Parcel Groups

This article summarizes how to to track groundwater data and utilize groups for a more organized workflow. We’ve added a few features to help our customers keep track of wells and groundwater. These features are available to any paying customer, but some customers may...

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Improvements for Water Demand

We added some exciting features for all current paying customers. New features should help with water usage estimations. We leverage an estimated average ET dataset obtained from the California Department of Water Resources. It provides a useful idea of how much water...

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Additional Water Risk and Usage Indicators

As we build out our Water Risk Index, we continually acquire, clean and map new datasets. Below is a summary of new per-parcel data fields that show up on PDF reports, too. We’re rolling these things into an updated Water District Risk Index soon. These are available...

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Remote Work at AQUAOSO

Remote Work at AQUAOSO

At AQUAOSO, supporting remote workers is nothing new. As a cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider in Folsom, California, we all work remote from time to time. Half of us work remote a few days per week; the other half are in other locales and full-time remote. As...

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Explore Parcel Groups

Explore Parcel Groups

Understanding your properties requires organizing your data in a way that best fits your workflow. Groups allows you to organize parcels while you research and add groups to your portfolio.* Gone are the days of digging through computer and physical files, wading...

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Understanding GSPs: Part 3

Understanding GSPs: Part 3

In Part 2 of this series, we covered the Basin Setting information and how to utilize that data. In this part, we look more closely at the quantitative data that determines whether or not a GSA is effectively managing their service territory towards sustainability....

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Understanding GSPs: Part 2

Understanding GSPs: Part 2

Basin Setting In Part 1 of Understanding GSPs we covered Introductory and Plan Area sections in a GSP. In this section we will cover the Basin Setting section that is full of important water budget, recharge, and soil information. Basin setting refers to...

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Understanding GSPs: Part 1

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) to submit Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) that include mandatory sections discussing how the GSA intends to bring the underlying groundwater basin into...

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Adapting to Climate Change and SGMA

We live in a world of water scarcity. By 2030, humanity’s annual global water requirements will exceed current sustainable water supplies by 40 percent. Food production needs, increased urban growth and environmental requirements combined with ongoing extreme weather...

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Groundwater Banking and SGMA’s Undesirables 

Groundwater banking is a flexible water management tool that is critical for the success of California agriculture. GSPs should include water banking operations when appropriate in their GSPs. The groundwater banking operations will need to monitor their impacts to...

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Key Government Players involved in SGMA 

Key Government Players involved in SGMA 

Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is important for navigating water risk. Equally as important is understanding the government organizations that play a key part in water supply under SGMA. The federal, state, and local government...

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Water Risk Perspectives

Water Risk Perspectives

Water risk boils down to whether there is enough usable water for a property’s needs and will there be enough water for those needs in the future. However, No one data source can predict water risk. There are multiple perspectives to looking at water risk and all must...

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SGMA Impacts to Agricultural Lending

Questions on how water factors into agricultural lending decisions are bubbling to the top as water scarcity takes center stage in the agricultural economy. Increasing uncertainty in the near-future is the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA allows...

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What is SGMA?

In 2014, California became the last state in the U.S. to formally regulate groundwater by enacting the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, or SGMA. Groundwater regulation had various forms before 2014. California saw groundwater adjudications that brought...

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SGMA’s Impact to Water Management 

The SGMA is disrupting those professions tasked with managing water and the risk surrounding water-business decisions. Businesses and professions that work in and around water-dependent industries must assess the water risk of their operation. Identifying the risks...

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