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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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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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Impacts to Real Estate 

Real Estate Brokers and appraisers have a fiduciary duty to their client to represent truthfully all material facts related to a transaction. In our new world of water scarcity, satisfying this duty becomes increasingly complex especially for agricultural real estate....

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What are Message Queues?

We like to transfer information and talk to each other in the office. Much like people, computers and systems need to talk to each other too. However, like people, computers have to wait their turn to communicate when things get busy. Enter message queues!  As you may...

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What is Groundwater?

What is Groundwater?

Groundwater is the water beneath the Earth’s surface largely in pore spaces, little holes within rocks, located in the strata zone. One part of the strata zone is the zone of saturation. Groundwater is withdrawn from the zone of saturation. Below the zone of...

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Groundwater Well Research Tips

Groundwater Well Research Tips

The AQUAOSO Water Research Platform offers a variety of data sources all in one place. Effectively wielding the tool and integrating it into your workflow is an important step to enhancing your water research. Q: I want to know more about wells in the area I am...

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SGMA Basin Boundary and Priority

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...

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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...

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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...

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Understand Water Risk

Understand Water Risk

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...

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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,...

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Free Map Launch

PRESS RELEASE       For Immediate Release AQUAOSO™ Launches Free Digital Water Map for California Helping the agricultural economy to better identify water related risks Folsom, CA – January 18, 2019 –  AQUAOSO™ Technologies, PBC, a Public Benefit Corporation and a...

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PAWD

PRESS RELEASE       For Immediate Release AQUAOSO™ Announces Programmatic Assistance with Water Data Program Now non-profit organizations can access water data for grant-funded projects Folsom, CA – January 9, 2019 –  AQUAOSO™ Technologies, PBC, a Public Benefit...

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