2013 Conference

California Irrigation Institute 51st Annual Conference
February 4-5, 2013, Sacramento, CA

Embracing Innovation: The Next Generation

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Conference Presentations:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4-, 2013
Monday General Session:
10:00-10:20 AM Welcome & Introductions David Miller, President, California Irrigation Institute
Keynote Speaker Laura Shenkar, Chair, Artemis Water Tech Top 50
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10:20 AM- 12:00 PM Opening Panel .
Embracing Innovation: The Next Generation Moderator: David Miller
. Dr. Peter Williams, IBM
. Vernon Crowder, RaboBank
. Peter Nelson, Coachella Valley Water District
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12:00-1:30 PM Lunch and Awards Presentation .
. Irrigation Person of the Year .
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MONDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS: .
1:30-3:00 PM Agriculture .
. Big Picture Innovations Moderators: Dean Currie, Theresa Sebasto
. Managing Irrigation from Space, Forest Melton Forrest Melton, CSU Monterey Bay
. Challenges of Meeting QSA Objectives: IID’s Ambitious Water Transfer Jesse Silva, Imperial Irrigation District
     
. Irrigation Related Technology Overview Helle Petersen, Water and Energy Technology Center
. A Smarter Approach to Water Use in Agriculture Dr. Peter Willliams, Big Green Innovations, IBM
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1:30-3:00 PM Urban .
. Latest Innovative Research Moderator: Linda Yager
. Residential End Uses Study Update Bill DeOreo, Aquacraft
. Water Certification Marketing Research Lou Bendon, Flycatcher Marketing
. Is Demand Hardening Real? James Fryer, IWRCA
. ICP Programs on Landscape Bill McDonnell, Metropolitan Water District
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3:00-3:20 PM BREAK sponsored by CoBank .
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3:20-5:00 PM Agriculture .
. Nitrates and Groundwater Quality: Where do We Stand Moderators: Inge Bisconer, Mike Ransom
   
. Nitrate in California’s Groundwater Dr. Thomas Harter, UC Davis
. Regional Water Quality Control Board Perspective Pamela Creedon, Central Valley Water Quality Control Board
. Grower Experiences with the Implementation of the New Ag Waiver Maryellen Dick, Santa Clara/San Benito County Farm Bureau
. Groundwater Quality, Grower Perspective David Orth, Southern SJV Water Quality Coalition
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3:20-5:00 PM Urban .
. New Practical Applications Moderator: William Granger
. Landscape ROI Calculator Dan Muelrath, City of Santa Rosa
. Consumer Water Use Calculator Michele Shumate and MaryAnn Dickinson
. Table Based Landscape Surveys Tim Barr, Western MWD
. Innovative Landscape Programs for Conservation Planning Maureen Erbeznik
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
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TUESDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS: .
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8:00-9:50 AM Agriculture .
. Embracing Technology on the Farm Moderators: Chase Hurley, Fadi Kamand
. Does High-Tech Irrigation and Research Guarantee Profit and Sustainability? Blake Sanden, UC Cooperative Extension
     
. Water Conservation Strategies in the Pajaro Valley Sam Cooley, Driscoll Strawberry Associates
. What Fits? Ascertaining Optimum Irrigation Alex Jack, Jack Brothers
. Developing Irrigation Innovations on the Farm Steve Dragt, Bolthouse Farms (Formerly)
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8:00-9:50 AM Urban .
. CLCA Water Budget Certification Training Program Including Catch Can Test Moderator: Mary Ann Dickinson
   
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9:50-10:10 AM BREAK Sponsored by Yosemite Farm Credit .
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10:10-12:00 PM Agriculture .
. Embracing Technology on the Farm Moderators: Dean Currie, Blake Sanden
. Groundwater Sensors in District Wide SCADA  Tim O’Halloran, Yolo County Flood Control and WCD
   
. CropManage: Web Based Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Software Michael Cahn, UC Cooperative Extension
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. Crop per Drop: New Water Efficiency Paradigm John Summers, ACX Pacific Northwest
. Adopting Drip on Tomatoes, Cotton, Corn and now Alfalfa Lee Del Don, Del Mar Farms
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10:10-12:00 PM Urban .
. CLCA Water Budget Certification Continued. .
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LUNCH
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