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Monday, April 8 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
CLASS FULL - Water, Irrigation, Regulations, and Agriculture - Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions with GIS - Full-Day Workshop

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 Water, Irrigation, Regulation, and Agriculture – Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions with GIS - Full-Day Workshop
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Jeff Orton, Director GIS, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA

Description: In California, the complex issues at the intersection of water use, agriculture, resource concerns, and the regulatory environment, provide ongoing challenges to growers, regulators, and water providers. This workshop is a series of presentations and conversations discussing some ways in which geospatial technologies can be used to help make sense of these issues, understand and respond to the regulatory environment, and assist in efficiently utilizing this critical resource.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Keynote
Setting the stage, water in California. - Jason Gianquinto – GM of Semitropic Water Storage District

9:00am – 11:00am
  • Groundwater level monitoring, subsidence monitoring, and SGMA - Sonja Thiede – Kings River Conservation District
  •    All Together Now: State, County, and Federal agencies working together to share attributed and geo-referenced Well Completion Report data. - Sylvia Stork USGS
  •    Providing Well Logs to the GSAs of the Tulare Lake Basin – Mike Hickey, Tulare County &  Sylvia Stork USGS
  •    Measuring, Managing, and Forecasting Water Resources - Tulare Lake Basin Water Quality Analysis Using ArcGIS Insights – Ravi Dhaliwal, Mark Clark, Tulare County
  •    How irrigation districts can utilize GIS - Kaylee Herrick – Fresno Irrigation District

11:10am – 12:00 noon
  • SGMA, data availability- Christina Boggs-Chavira- State – SGMA Data
  •    Hands on exploration of various data and tools extending through lunch

12:00pm – 1:30pm Break for lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:30pm
Using imagery and sensors: Understanding water need/use and crop stress (three presentations)
  • Ceres Imaging, - Jenna Rodriguez
  •    Land IQ – Joel Kimmelshue
  •    Cal-Poly – Morgan Whinery

Case study using Geo to support water management - Wonderful Company – Mubarakat Shaibu

4:00p – 5:00pm - Panel Discussion
  • How can geospatial technologies support the agricultural industry’s use and management of Water resources?
  •    What areas show the most promise for growers, water regulators, and providers of water?
  •    Where do we see these water issues going over the next 5-10 years and how can geo-technologies be developed to address these changes?
  •    Does Agribusiness need to adopt more GIS and related tools to manage the regulatory changes?
  •    How can the GIS community support small water providers and growers?

Target audience: Geared toward GIS people, water district staff, and growers with technology interests. We can’t be a water conference – those exist – but we can set the stage for the people who will have to work with GIS at the intersection of water issues.

Attendance at one full or half-day workshop is included with full registration. Be sure to select your workshop right away as seats are limited.

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Jeff Orton

Director of GIS, Wonderful Citrus
Jeff Orton has been the Director of GIS for the Wonderful Citrus since 2010.  Prior to that he was the GIS lead for the County of Kern, CA and the GIS Administrator for the Utah Transit Authority.  He has served as the President of Central Cal URISA 3 times and has been involved... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Salon D-1