2020 California Irrigation Institute Annual Conference Highlights
Held in Sacramento on January 27-28, 2020, the annual conference is California’s longest running forum on irrigation and water. “If you want to connect with decision-makers in water industry and get updates on policy, technology, research, and implementation related to smart water use, this is the event to attend,” commented Kathryn Chandler, Executive Director of California Irrigation Institute.
This year’s event attracted 260 attendees representing water providers, local, state, and federal governments, academia, manufacturing companies, energy utilities, industry associations, consulting firms, farms, financial institutions, and media. Nearly 40 exhibitors also participated.
Attendees were able to select sessions from either of two tracks that focused on Agriculture and Urban water issues, as well as joint sessions and student Poster Sessions.
Keynote speaker Dr. Peter Williams, former CTO of IBM’s “Big Green Innovations” gave a compelling speech on the state of intelligent irrigation, both now and looking to the future.
The Statewide Codes & Standards Reach Codes and EnergyCodeAce subprograms participated in the conference as exhibitors, informing visitors of the programs’ services and learning more about local jurisdictions’ water policies.
The Reach Codes team, led by Ms. Stefaniya Becking of Energy Solutions, provided an overview of the program’s services to local jurisdictions, particularly in the area of Water+Energy resources to those attendees researching or developing water efficiency ordinances. “What a great event to connect with some of the local jurisdictions leading the way on water efficiency and conservation like the City of Santa Monica, City of Pasadena, and City of Davis,” commented Ms. Becking.
Numerous Water+Energy resources are available free of charge here.