Lunch-MAR Videos

Lunch-MAR Videos

Lunch-MAR webinars take place the first Wednesday of each month. In these webinars, network members and invited guests present on and discuss a wide range of topics relevant to Flood-MAR, ranging from water rights to geophysics.

Engineering With Nature on the Pajaro River for GW Recharge & Flood Protection (Lunch-MAR | March 2024)

Julie Beagle and Dr. Mark Strudley discuss how Engineering With Nature strategies and design elements injected into the design of the Pajaro River at Watsonville levee reconstruction project position the project to achieve multi-benefit flood risk reduction, including enhancement of groundwater recharge. Partnership between local (PRFMA), State (DWR Flood-Mar Group), and federal (USACE) agencies afford the opportunity to use unique design tools, including the EcoFIP toolkit (Ecological Floodpla

Updates to the Groundwater Accounting Tool (Lunch-MAR | February 2024)

This was a joint Lunch-MAR and Data for Lunch presentation on February 7, 2024 on the Groundwater Accounting Platform: an open-source tool that helps California water managers, landowners, and water users track water budgets and usage more easily in near real-time. The California Water Data Consortium and Environmental Defense Fund have partnered to expand the Platform to new regions, and to build additional features and functionalities to help more groundwater agencies and landowners track

Grower Success Stories and Lessons Learned from 2022/23 Wet Year (Lunch-MAR | December 2023)

During this December 6, 2023 Lunch-MAR, we share two recordings from the recent November 7, 2023 Flood-MAR Forum event where growers Christine Gemperle and Mark Hutson discusses successes and lessons learned from implementing Flood-MAR on their farms during the landmark wet winter of 2022/2023. Participants then discussed how to engage more growers in the Flood-MAR Network.