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What is SGMA?

By Blake Atkerson | May 14, 2019

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 competing interests together for a court-supervised negotiation and settlement. California also created voluntary groundwater regulation through AB 3030 and…

SGMA’s Impact to Water Management 

By Blake Atkerson | May 12, 2019

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 stemming from SGMA can create strategic opportunities to weather future water supply volatility.  Supply and Demand  At its…

Water Resilient Portfolio Demands Innovation and Partnership

By Blake Atkerson | May 9, 2019

Governor Newsom’s Executive Order sets priorities for a water resilient portfolio for California. The Governor states: “To meet these challenges, we need to harness the best in science, engineering and innovation to prepare for what’s ahead and ensure long-term water resilience and ecosystem health. We’ll need an all-of-above approach to get there.” California’s environmental agencies…

Impacts to Real Estate 

By Blake Atkerson | May 3, 2019

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. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) only increases the complexity.  As SGMA restricts a farmer’s last reliable source of water, agricultural real estate transactions will be…

Mitigate Water Risk

By Blake Atkerson | Feb 7, 2019

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…

Monitor Water Risk

By Blake Atkerson | Feb 7, 2019

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

By Blake Atkerson | Feb 7, 2019

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…

Identify Water Risk

By Blake Atkerson | Feb 5, 2019

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.…

Free Map Launch

By Chris Peacock | Jan 17, 2019

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 leader in water risk management with massive water data and expertise on California’s water supply, officially…


By Chris Peacock | Jan 9, 2019

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 Corporation and a leader in water risk management amassing data and expertise on California’s water supply, announced the AQUAOSO…

Water Resiliency for the Ag Economy with AQUAOSO’s Chris Peacock

By Chris Peacock | Dec 1, 2018

Chris Peacock, founder and CEO of AQUAOSO Technologies, discusses building a water resilient future for the ag economy. In Chris’ second stint on The Water Values Podcast, he discusses a wide range of water risk assessment in the ag sector from banks to investors to growers and from the diversity of crops grown and water…

Now Hiring – AQUAOSO Water & Data Internship

By Chris Peacock | Oct 11, 2018

Who We Are … AQUAOSO Technologies, PBC is a public benefit corporation on the cutting edge of water and technology. Our dedicated team is working towards a water resilient future using innovative, ethical technology as a tool to tackle 21st century water issues. As a public benefit corporation we believe that people, place, and community…

AQUAOSO® Officially Launches Water Risk Intelligence Tools

By Chris Peacock | Sep 27, 2018

PRESS RELEASE       For Immediate Release AQUAOSO® Officially Launches Water Risk Intelligence Tools for Identifying, Understanding and Monitoring Water Risk. Folsom, CA – September 27, 2018 –  AQUAOSO® Technologies PBC, a software company that helps customers identify, understand and monitor water supply risks has officially unveiled their Water Risk Intelligence Tools for the agricultural economy. The…

Water + Blockchain

By Chris Peacock | May 5, 2018

Our CEO was recently interviewed for a Global Water Intelligence article on blockchain in water. Check out the entire article here. 20180216-GWI-Blockchain-Article

Pacific Council on International Policy

By Chris Peacock | May 3, 2018

Christopher Peacock participated at the inaugural Water Scarcity event last December, organized by the Pacific Council on International Policy. He discussed water rights in California and the use of big data. “Today there are existing water markets in California and the western United States, but they are non-transparent and highly fragmented.” Read more here: Pacific…

AWRA Hackathon Article

By Chris Peacock | Mar 5, 2018

Chris explores his insights into hosting a water-energy nexus hackathon in the American Water Resources Association magazine. With 5 goals, listed below, he set out to change the way we engage with water from a technology perspective. Read more by downloading the entire article here: AWRA Hackathon Article 1) Engage a variety of water industry…