Impacts of SGMA On California Lending


California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is creating uncertainty in agriculture especially for lenders and investors. Increased regulation on groundwater means that the financial health of farming operations can be threatened, and the loans acquired to keep that farm growing may be at risk of default. 

In this webinar, the water experts at AQUAOSO explain the impacts SGMA has for California lenders, especially with a focus on risk in agriculture. AQUAOSO believes that “Water risk is business risk,” especially when it relates to California.

Who Should Attend: Chief Risk Officer, Chief Credit Officer, Relationship Manager, VP of Ag. Lending, Loan Officer, Appraisers, Underwriting Officer, Fund Managers, Investor Farm Manager, Researcher

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how SGMA is increasing agricultural lending risk in California and impacting land values. 
  • Uncover specific examples and regions of very high water risk in California to paint the picture of the future for water in California. 
  • Improve financial institutions ability to mitigate the increased risks associated with SGMA.


Alex Parrillo
Head of Sales
Alex is a climate evangelist and water advocate focused on innovative solutions that address the risks of finite resources.

Blake Atkerson
Manager of Impact and Insights
Blake has a Masters of Laws in Water Law and Policy and worked on water and environmental issues at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels for the past 10 years in addition to helping the private sector at AQUAOSO.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

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Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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