Speaking Engagement:

AEP | Meeting CEQA Requirements for Water Supply Evaluation During the Drought

Event Information


Thursday, May 21, 2015


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Blue Prynt
815 11st Street

Sponsored By:

Association of Environmental Professional, California Chapter


Eric N. Robinson


Just as the economy and real estate market seem headed on an upswing, the drought continues into its fourth year, water supply availability has fallen to new lows, and the state has imposed new restrictions on urban water use. Meanwhile, the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is expected to reduce groundwater use through new regulatory plans in many parts of the state. CEQA analyses have long relied on the Show Me the Water! Laws – SB 610 and SB 221 – as well as Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs) to demonstrate the adequacy of water supply for new development projects. Our presenter, Eric Robinson from Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, will discuss how the ongoing drought and new groundwater sustainability planning should be addressed during CEQA review of water supplies for new land-use approvals. This will include updating water availability projections from UWMPs in light of the drought and projecting groundwater availability in light of SGMA. The presentation will also cover the role of conservation design, alternative water supplies (recycled water), conservation offsets, water banking and water transfers to address existing water shortages and uncertainty about long-term supply reliability.


Please register online by May 20th. For questions or to cancel, contact Katherine Waugh at kwaugh@dudek.com.