DRIP Collaborative Drought Preparedness for Domestic Wells Workgroup Meeting - June 12th 2024



The Drought Resilience Interagency & Partners (DRIP) Collaborative will hold a workgroup meeting to refine proposed recommendations under the Drought Preparedness for Domestic Wells Focus Area. During the workgroup meeting, DRIP members will review input provided during the April DRIP Collaborative meeting and address the following:

  • Validate title and recommendation description
  • Identify anticipated impacts
  • Consider related implementing parties & partners
  • Describe potential alignment with other initiatives
  • Identify of SME for additional input

The workgroup meeting will be conducted as a special teleconference meeting, whereby DRIP Collaborative members may attend remotely or at the physical location identified below. Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting and provide comments during the meeting, either in-person at the meeting location at the CNRA building or remotely through the Zoom meeting.

Meeting Time: 1:00-2:30pm on June 12th, 2024

Meeting Location

California Natural Resources Agency, 715 P St, Sacramento, Room 08-202 (eighth floor)*

*Please note that valid state identification is required. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the meeting to check-in at the security desk located next to the P Street entrance. Security desk staff will call for an escort to bring in-person participants to the meeting room. Please note, space will be limited for in-person attendance due to the nature of the meeting being hybrid.


Remote participation will be conducted via a Zoom platform. Members of the public who wish to attend and comment remotely can do so by using the Zoom registration link. We encourage members of the public to join remotely and to register at least 15 minutes before the meeting. Streaming will begin promptly at 3:00pm.


The Department of Water Resources established a standing drought and water shortage interagency task force in coordination with the State Water Board and other relevant state agencies to facilitate proactive state planning and coordination for pre-drought planning, emergency response, and post-drought management, consistent with Senate Bill 552 (Chaptered in 2021). The Task Force, called the Drought Resilience Interagency and

Partners Collaborative (DRIP Collaborative), will serve as a public forum with state and non-state agency members to advance our drought strategies and continue building resilience to the increasingly arid conditions California faces. For more information visit the DRIP Collaborative's webpage.

Meeting Agenda

1:00pm          Welcome and Process Review

DRIP Collaborative members will review the process and template to be used for refining a set of three recommendations related to the Drought Preparedness Domestic Wells Focus Area.

1:10 pm         SB 552 Language Update Recommendation: Make minor amendments to SB 552 to enhance the law’s feasibility and implementation.

Using a provided template, DRIP Collaborative members will refine and expand on the recommendation.

1:30pm          Community-Based Well Monitoring Program Recommendation: Create local community-based well monitoring programs, by providing technical assistance and a funding mechanism, with the goal of fostering education, awareness and developing individual responsibility.

 Using a provided template, DRIP Collaborative members will refine and expand on the recommendation.

1:50 pm         Roles and Responsibilities Recommendation: Outline roles and responsibilities of various authorities to provide short-term and long-term drinking water solutions for existing domestic wells, and comprehensive planning to limit new development in areas with failing domestic wells until solutions are reached.

 Using a provided template, DRIP Collaborative members will refine and expand on the recommendation.

2:10pm           Reflections and Next Steps

 DRIP Collaborative members will discuss next steps to further develop the recommendations and to present at the July DRIP Collaborative meeting.

2:20pm           Public Comment

2:30pm Adjourn


Additional Notes for the Public

All times indicated and the order of business are approximated and subject to change. Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting and provide public comments in-person at the meeting location or remotely. Remote participation will be conducted via the web-based videoconferencing service Zoom. Registration is required to provide public comments. Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting can do so by registering via Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent a Zoom meeting link at the email address you provide. Zoom streaming will begin at 1:00 PM. For more information visit the DRIP Collaborative webpage: https://water.ca.gov/drip


The DRIP Collaborative meeting location and Zoom option is accessible to people with disabilities. Any person who requires special assistance to participate in the meeting, wishes to request this notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, which would enable that person to participate at the meeting must make that request at least 7 days prior to the meeting date by contacting DRIP Collaborative Staff (Zoe Kanavas) at the Department of Water Resources at drip@water.ca.gov or calling at (916) 606-2134.

Start: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 1:00 PM

End: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2:30 PM

California Natural Resources Agency, 715 P St, Room(s) 08-202, Sacramento, CA 95814