Groundwater Trading Safeguards for Vulnerable Water Users Workshop - October 29, 2021


Session Goals:

  1. Hear from diverse participants about how groundwater trading could impact or benefit them.
  2. Create opportunities for Commissioners to hear directly from stakeholders.
  3. Gather information and test assumptions around:

    a. opportunities and concerns around groundwater trading;

    b. potential impacts to ecosystems, farms, and communities; and

    c. an appropriate state role in enabling groundwater trading with safeguards for water users.

Time Item
 -- Prework - Session participants are invited to provide input on the characteristics of well-managed groundwater trading and how the state can best advance guidance on these characteristics. Add your thoughts at:
 9:30 a.m.

1. Login, Handouts, and Meeting Logistics

-Where are you from?

 9:40 a.m.

2. Welcome and Greetings

-Session Goals, Definitions, Where We've Been, and Where We're Going

-Agenda Review

 9:55 a.m. 

3. Panel Discussion: How will groundwater trading impact different stakeholders?


 10:20 a.m. 4. White Board Exercise: Thoughts, Opinions, Concerns about Groundwater Trading 
 10:30 a.m.  5. Presentation: Cross-Cutting Themes and Points of Divergence 
 10:40 a.m.

6. Breakout Session: Points of Divergence

-Report-out afterwards

 11:10 a.m.  7. Presentation: The Role of the State 
 11:20 a.m.  8. Large-group discussion: The Role of the State 
 11:50 a.m. 9. Next Steps
 11:55 a.m. 10. Closing Remarks
 12:00 p.m. 11. Adjourn