SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) is set to release a major policy document on groundwater management at a briefing Monday, April 4, in Sacramento. The briefing, set for 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, will feature an overview and remarks by local and state water managers, including ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn and California Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin.

A press call is scheduled to follow the briefing at 11:45 a.m. See details below.

"Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management in California" offers an in-depth look at current groundwater management efforts and recommends proactive steps to advance sustainable management at a time when California is relying more than ever on the resource in light of constraints on surface water deliveries.

Developed over 18 months by a task force of local groundwater managers from throughout the state, the Framework highlights examples of successful local groundwater management, identifies impediments to local success, and recommends policies and actions to help achieve sustainable outcomes.

The document will be available the morning of April 4 at

WHAT: Briefing on ACWA's policy document, "Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management in California"
WHEN: Monday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

*** Press call to follow at 11:45 a.m. Call 1-888-550-5602. Code: 2469 0017 ***

WHERE: Sheraton Grand Sacramento – Magnolia Room, 1230 J Street, Sacramento
RSVP: Online at

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 450 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit

Contact Information:

Jennifer Persike
ACWA Director of Strategic Coordination and Public Affairs
916/296-3981 (cell)