California’s current drought is focusing public and decision makers’ attention to California’s precarious water supplies, especially groundwater supplies. This grant to the Resources Legacy Fund would support the work of its California Water Foundation in its efforts to reform the way groundwater is managed in the state. Currently, there is no regulation of groundwater pumping in California, leading to major aquifers, especially in the Central Valley, being depleted. The Foundation will work for groundwater reform by educating policymakers and the public, devising policy alternatives to the current system, and seeking new sources of groundwater management funding.
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Resources Legacy Fund is a nonprofit organization that partners with leaders in philanthropy, communities, government, science, and business to promote smart policies and secure equitable public funding for the environment, climate change resilience, and healthy communities. Across the Western U.S. and internationally, it manages large, multiyear grantmaking programs and fiscally sponsors projects that accelerate change toward environmental and equity goals. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections)