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California Irrigation Institute Presents 57th Annual Conference

The California Irrigation Institute presents its 57th annual conference February 4-5, 2019 in Sacramento.  The conference is attended by agricultural, urban and environmental interests including water districts, irrigation manufacturers, associations and government agency representatives.  The theme of this year’s event is Manage Our Land to Manage Our Water with special keynote given by Dr. Glenda Humiston, Vice President of the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Dr. Humiston’s address will discuss ways for California to manage its land to manage water, including her vision for forging new partnerships between California’s working lands and urban neighbors.  She has also done research quantifying the economic value of the environmental benefits provided by California’s rural areas and open lands.

The luncheon speaker is Brad Udall, a Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist at the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University.  Special guest Brad Udall has an extensive background on water and climate policy issues and will share his perspective of the challenges facing the Colorado River Basin and hope for its future and for western water.  Panel topics include implementing the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, aerial imagery to create community-wide water budgets, how to apply data driven irrigation management strategies and a special session on the developing cannabis industry.

The Conference also offers Continuing Education Units through the Irrigation Association, Qualified Water Efficient Landscapers and Certified Crop Advisors.

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