Meeting Materials


We ask that everyone read the Summary Backgrounder prepared by our team for a brief introduction to the issues and questions we hope to cover.

Download PDF: GroundwaterDisputeResolutionWorkshop_BackgroundMaterial


Below are a collection of additional (optional) readings and resources to help you prepare for the workshop. (Please let us know if you have trouble accessing anything.)

Groundwater Management

  • Blomquist, W. (2006). Crafting water constitutions in California. Paper presented at Vincent Ostrom: The Quest to Understand Human Affairs, May 31-June 3, 2006. Bloomington, Indiana. (link to pdf)
  • Nelson, R.L. (2012). Assessing local planning to control groundwater depletion: California as a microcosm of global issues. Water Resources Research 48, W01502. doi:10.1029/2011WR010927. (link to paper)

Recent Groundwater Legislation and Summaries