Water scarcity is one of the most urgent challenges confronting farmers and ranchers in the southwestern U.S. today. To learn about some of the latest, most promising technologies and techniques in water-use efficiency being developed by agricultural professionals throughout the Southwest, consider attending the Water: The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference on Aug. 7 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Water: The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference is geared toward agricultural professionals and will provide practical information on efficient water use in agriculture.
Presenters include farmers, extension educators and researchers, and other stakeholders from New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.
Topics and hands-on presentations include:
- Balancing ag and urban water use
- The acequia system
- Rainwater harvesting
- Low-water-use crops
- Efficient orchard irrigation
- Low-tech irrigation strategies
- Small-scale hydroelectric generation
- Renewable-energy technology for water pumping
This one-day conference was developed in response to seven listening sessions held by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), during which farmers, ranchers and other agricultural professionals ranked water-use efficiency among the top ten priorities for sustainable agriculture research and education.
The conference is sponsored by SARE and New Mexico State University. PD
—From Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) news release