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Monday, April 8 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
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

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.

Objectives include participants increasing their understanding of:
  • Current and future developments in water regulation.
  • Available state and local data supporting analysis and mapping of water resources and governing authorities.
  • District, local government, and state efforts to implement sustainable groundwater management.
  • Efforts of growers and water providers to use geospatial tools for compliance and efficiency.

  1. Introduction – setting the stage, water in California. (Speaker)
  2. Measuring, managing, and forecasting water resources (probably state and local district presentations)
  3. SGMA, state regulation, data availability, and mapping the problem (Christina did a good presentation about state data, expand this)

    Break for lunch on your own

  4. Using imagery and sensors to understand water need/use
  5. Case studies of growers using GIS to support water management
  6. Actions – areas that can give the greatest payoff

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
Salon D-1