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|City & Country|
|Countries:||United States of America|
|Regions:||California, Sacramento River - San Joaquin River|
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
|Water Quality (SDG 6.3)|
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
|Progress to Date:||NA Groundwater replenished|
|Services Needed:||Stakeholder engagement & facilitation|
|Start & End Dates:||Jan. 2020 » Dec. 2021|
|Contextual Condition(s):||PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation, Other|
|Additional Benefits:||Raised awareness of challenges among water users|
|Beneficiaries:||Ecosystems, Agricultural growers|
|Planning & Implementation Time:||More than 3 years|
|Primary Funding Source:||pool|
The Sacramento Valley Water Resilience InitiativeÕs inaugural project at Davis Ranches will provide drought resilience and protect groundwater-dependent ecosystems in CaliforniaÕs water-stressed Central Valley. The Freshwater Trust and Davis Ranches are offering an investment opportunity for private companies to meet their voluntary groundwater replenishment objectives in partnership with the Pacific Institute and Bonneville Environmental Foundation. An inaugural project of…
|Basin and/or Contextual Conditions:||PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation, Other|
|Project Benefits:||Raised awareness of challenges among water users|
|Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries:||Ecosystems, Agricultural growers|
|Months & Implementing:||More than 3 years|
|Primary Funding Source:||Pool funding (i.e., joint funding of several partners)|
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