Agricultural Water Conservation Programs to Improve Water Use Efficiency

by Baryohay Davidoff, California Dep of Water Resources, Sacramento, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: California's growing population poses an ever increasing demand for water from the existing limited and scarce water resources of the State. In addition the continuation of six years of drought has made water shortages a daily reminder of the scarcity of this commodity. The State provides technical and financial assistance to the irrigation districts and growers to use irrigation water as efficiently as possible. Programs such as California Irrigation Management Information System, (CIMIS); Mobile Laboratory; Agricultural Drainage Reduction; and Training and Education activities and how these programs are being implemented will be discussed.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Water use | Irrigation water | Water shortage | Water supply systems | Water resources | Irrigation systems | Irrigation districts | Water demand | North America | California | United States

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