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CALIFORNIA FARM WATER SUCCESS STORIES
INTERVIEWS

Innovative growers and water managers throughout California are finding sustainable ways to manage water, providing benefits both on and off the farm. Here are the California Farm Water Success Stories interviews.

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DOWNLOAD SUCCESS STORIES

Sustainable Water Management for Urban Agriculture

Groundwater Management in Pajaro Valley

Vegetated Waterways and Riparian Restoration

Integrated Regional Water Management: Kings Basin


Industry-Driven Standards for Water Efficiency

Volumetric Pricing and Conjunctive Use

Managing for Multiple Benefits

Smart Irrigation Scheduling

Groundwater Banking

Improved Communication, Monitoring, and Measurement

Recycled Water and Agriculture

State and Federal Funding Accelerates Efficiency

Pacific Institute Press Release
(PDF)

California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply Press Release (PDF)

RELATED ANALYSES

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California 2030: An Efficient Future

Desalination, With a Grain of Salt


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Click on the videos below to learn more about the techniques growers, farms, and irrigation districts are implementing.


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California Farm Water Success Stories Overview (2010)

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Sustainable Wine Growing Program: Karen Ross, California Secretary of Agriculture (2011)

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Groundwater Management in Pajaro Valley: Dan Balbas of Reiter Berry Farms (2011)

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Vegetated Waterways and Riparian Restoration: John Stephens of Oakdale Ranch (2011)

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Integrated Regional Water Management: David Orth, General Manager of the Kings River Conservation District (2011)

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Pricing and Conjunctive Use Policies: Chris Kapheim, General Manager of Alta Irrigation District
(2011)

rogers_video_small.jpgSmart Irrigation Scheduling: Tom Rogers' Almond Ranch (2010)

huss_video_small.jpgRecycled Water for Agriculture: Dale Huss of Sea Mist Farms (2010)
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Extended Interview with Craig McNamera of Sierra Orchards (2010)

Download the California Farm Water Success Stories.
dotGroundwater Management in Pajaro Valley* dotVegetated Waterways and Riparian Restoration*
dotIntegrated Regional Water Management* dotVolumetric Pricing and Conjunctive Use*
dotUrban Agriculture* dotGroundwater Banking
dotManaging for Multiple Benefits

dotSmart Irrigation Scheduling

dotIndustry-Driven Standards for Water Efficiency dotRecycled Water and Agriculture
dotImproved Communication, Monitoring, and Measurement dotState and Federal Funding
*New success stories, December 2011 (previous case studies from 2010).

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. Check it out here.