Water Transfer and SGMA

May 10, 2018

Moderator, ACWA 2018 Spring Conference & Exhibition

Downey Brand water law partner Andrea Clark is moderating the panel “Water Transfer and SGMA” at ACWA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Exhibition in Sacramento on May 10, 2018.

Panel Overview

Water transfers will play a critical role in successfully carrying out GSPs mandated by SGMA. For example, water transfers could provide imported surface water for use in lieu of existing groundwater pumping to implement “in lieu recharge” projects that help achieve sustainable yield. This panel will explore roles that water transfers could play in SGMA implementation, assess obstacles to successful use of transfers, and consider potential solutions.


  • Eric Averett, General Manager, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
  • Maurice Hall, Associate VP, Ecosystems-Water, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Eric Robinson, Attorney, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard