Water Budget Handbook Overview - Public Webinar

On February 7, the California Department of Water Resources released a draft Handbook for Water Budget Development: With or Without Models (Water Budget Handbook), a single-volume, technical reference that systematically presents existing information on various methods and data sources for developing water budgets. The Water Budget Handbook can help in the development of water budgets for any geographic area and time period, and uses modeling and non-modeling approaches. Public comment is now open on the draft document and closes on April 7, 2020.

Please join us in the public webinar to provide an overview of the Water Budget Handbook. Please register for the webinar to participate.


11:00 - Total Water Budget Concept: Water Budget Handbook Sections 1 and 2

11:20 - Examples of water budget components and methods: Water Budget Handbook Sections 3, 4, and 5 

11:40 - Case Studies and How-To Guides: Water Budget Handbook Sections 6, 7, 8 and 9

11:55 - Sustainable Groundwater Management Office Considerations

12:00 - Q&A with the authors of the Water Budget Handbook