Advancements in Irrigated Agriculture with Daniele Zaccaria, Ph.D.

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Irrigated agriculture expert Daniele Zaccaria joins The Water Values Podcast for an in-depth look at the state of irrigated agriculture. Daniele has been around irrigated agriculture his entire life and has a lot of knowledge to share about how irrigated agriculture works and where it’s headed. Tune in for an informative and fun talk with Daniele.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The size of California’s agricultural sector
  • How much water the ag sector uses in a “normal” California year
  • How that water is split between groundwater and surface water
  • Where the water comes from for irrigated agriculture
  • The different irrigation methods
  • Which irrigation methods are more water-efficient
  • The trade-offs involved with improved water-efficient irrigation
  • Where Daniele sees irrigated ag heading in terms of water use and efficiency
  • How irrigation water is priced
  • Environmental impacts of irrigated agriculture

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