The Multiple Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California Agriculture – Need to Know

Published: July 2014

Authors: Heather Cooley

Pages: 4



California farmers have made progress in updating and modernizing irrigation practices, but great untapped potential remains to use water more efficiently. Water efficiency – defined as measures that reduce water use while maintaining the benefits water provides – has been shown to be a cost-effective and flexible tool to adapt to drought as well as address long-standing water challenges in California. Today’s investments in efficiency will provide a competitive advantage in the future and ensure the ongoing strength of the agricultural sector in California.