University of California
The Future of Water for Irrigation in California and Israel


Background and Objectives
Israel and California are two of the world's leaders in irrigation and agricultural water use science. Both California and Israel's agriculture industries rely heavily on developed water resources for irrigation. As water economies become tighter, the partnership between science and policy has become vital, especially if we still want to feed the world and preserve the environment. 

The Binational Agriculture Research and Development (BARD) Workshop will bring together scientists, extension academics, stakeholders and policy makers with the focus on the future of water use in semi-arid agriculture and the policy and economics necessary for sustainability. The workshop will focus on two wide topics, including:

  • Scientific developments and innovations that can increase the efficiency of irrigation with water from a variety of sources, without compromising the environment, and
  • Water-energy policy and economics.

US/Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) Program
UC ANR California Institute for Water Resources
Israel Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center


Monday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 18, 2018

UC ANR Building
2801 Second Street
Davis, California, 95618

Who Should Attend
The workshop is by invitation only.

Contact ANR Program Support, 530-750-1259, if you have any questions.

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