Press Release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs 

Projects that use floodwaters for recharging and storage of water into an aquifer play an important role in sustainable water management in California, and also provide many environmental benefits. Flood-MAR, which stands for Floodwater for Managed Aquifer Recharge, is a voluntary resource management strategy for using aquifer recharge on agricultural lands and working landscapes, such as refuges, floodplains and bypasses. 

At the upcoming 2019 Flood-MAR Public Forum at California State Sacramento on October 28-29, 2019, attendees will learn more about Flood-MAR and its impact on water supply reliability, flood risk reduction, drought preparedness, ecosystem advancement and climate change adaptation, to name a few. 

Attendees at the forum will explore innovative solutions, implementation considerations, priority actions, and best practices to develop a robust Flood-MAR network throughout the state. 

CDFA supports the sharing of innovative technology for water management through its Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) and works closely with the organizers with the Flood-MAR Forum.

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