Water shortage will be discussed by Fresno State irrigation expert

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Water shortage will be discussed by Fresno State irrigation expert

Dr. David Zoldoske, director of the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno, will address long-term sustainability and environmental issues affecting the state farm water supply when he speaks at the Irrigation Association Show.

Zoldoske will participate in a forum at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Anaheim Convention center discussing the severe short-supply outlook – just revised downward – for California agricultural water users and the many challenges they face. Other speakers are A.G. Kawamura, California secretary of agriculture, and Timothy Quinn, the executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies.

“As we enter what could be another dry period for California’s water supply, it is important to discuss how we can move forward as a state and what role irrigation technology can play in keeping our agricultural industry strong,” said Zoldoske.

He recently was appointed water policy adviser for the California State University system.

“The Irrigation Association Show is an excellent venue for bringing together water users, industry professionals and state officials to discuss impacts on the ag industry, our state and its economy,” added Zoldoske.

The Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State is internationally recognized as an independent testing laboratory, applied research facility and educational resource on irrigation efficiency, water and irrigation technology.

Related links: California Water Institute, Irrigation Association