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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Firm News

CBIA’s 2014 Select Conference on Industry Litigation

The California Building Industry Association’s Select Conference on Industry Litigation (SCIL) is taking place November 15-16 in San Diego.

Stephanie Osler Hastings will speak on the new Sustainable Groundwater Act.

Featuring speakers:

Stephanie Osler Hastings


Gov. Brown Expands California Groundwater Law

On September 17, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, expanding regulations on groundwater management in California.

Groundwater Resources Association of California’s 23rd Annual Conference and Meeting

October 15-16, 2014 2014 – The Year of Groundwater GRA’s 23rd Annual Conference and Meeting will focus on this topic with targeted sessions on the administration’s efforts, associated legislation, and perspectives of local entities. Brad Herrema        

Groundwater Series

Legislature Passes Historic Legislation Fundamentally Changing California Groundwater Law

California’s depleted groundwater basins will not go unmanaged any longer. That’s the directive of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“Act”), passed late Friday, August 29 by the California Legislature, which Governor Brown is expected to sign. For at-risk basins, the Act requires the designation of a “groundwater sustainability agency” and adoption of a “groundwater sustainability … Continue Reading »