Improving the use of agricultural water and other natural resources can reduce the risks that come from water scarcity, and many individual farmers have taken proactive approaches to improving how they manage resources. Recognizing the numerous benefits that come from enlisting an entire industry, California winegrowers have taken a proactive approach to putting sustainable practices into action under the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP).
Karen Ross describes the formation of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program, which benchmarks, and seeks to improve, practices from the farm to the winery.
In addition to these success stories, the Pacific Institute and other members of the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply have launched an Interactive Database and Map which contains more than 30 case studies, including the Pacific Institute’s success stories, and is searchable by location, production type, irrigation method, and stewardship practice.
Read the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply press release.