Community Water Dialogue Meeting on November 24th



November 24, 2014
Cassin Ranch Conference Room
151 Silliman Road


Meeting the challenge of sustainable groundwater management


  1. Update on CWD Action and progress towards Basin Management Plant targets
  2. Learn about the new statewide Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and its implications for the Pajaro Valley
  3. Generate ideas and next steps for achieving conservation targets given the drought




12:30 Check-in, survey and refreshments
Welcome, Why are we here? Today’s agenda and goals
Kelley Bell, Driscolls
Jim Marshall, Suncrest Nurseries
Statewide legislation for sustainable groundwater management and other state efforts to support local solutions
Kathy Viatella, CA Water Foundation)
Implications for the Pajaro Valley. Are we on track for achieving the targets set out in the BMP? How does this position us for meeting the state requirements?
Brian Lockwood, PVWMA
2:10 Break and Complete Survey
2:20 Action Updates:

  • Land Management and Irrigation (John E. Eiskamp, JE Farms and Erin McCarthy, Central Coast Ag Water Quality Coalition)
  • Recharge (Emily Paddock, Driscoll’s)
  • Big Projects

2:45 Interactive conversation: How do we meet the 5000 AF reduction target given the reality of drought? Improved efficiency through conservation programs is part of the solution. What other strategies should we consider? Generate ideas and actions.
3:20 Wrap-up
3:30 Adjourn

You can download the Agenda here.

Be a part of the Pajaro Valley community solution to aquifer overdraft, and find out how you can get involved to benefit your bottom line and your basin.


November 5, 2013


Civic Plaza Community Rooms
275 Main St., Suite 400

Park on the top floor of the parking garage and pick-up your parking pass

What time?

Check-in:  8:30 a.m.
Meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Followed by free lunch

You may RSVP by contacting or calling (831) 763-3232.

Join the Community Water Dialogue Tuesday November 5th in a dynamic discussion on water conservation strategies and incentives.  You can download the Meeting Agenda here.

  • Hear from growers about actions they are taking to conserve water.
  • Learn about available resources in the community to support efficient water use on farms.
  • Generate ideas and clear steps for creating water conservation incentives to drive action.
  • Growers – enter to win a three month subscription to the Wireless Irrigation Network (WIN) to improve your irrigation management with real-time soil moisture tension data.*

Come meet the broad group of community leaders who have stepped forward to help guide the Community Water Dialogue, and hear updates on actions related to Land Management, Managed Aquifer Recharge, Big Projects, and Communications. Get involved and connect with other community members committed to solutions.

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