From the Water Education Foundation’s Western Water Notebook: State Designates Aquifers ‘Natural Infrastructure’ To Boost Funding For Water Supply, Flood Control, Wildlife Habitat . A new but little-known change in California law designating aquifers as “natural infrastructure” promises to unleash a flood of public funding for projects that increase the state’s supply of groundwater. The change is buried in a sweeping state budget-related law, enacted in July that also makes it easier for property owners and water managers to divert floodwater for storage underground. (more)