The Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT)
Since 1980, the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) has been the leading independent testing laboratory and applied research facility for the irrigation industry. With state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor testing facilities, CIT works with the public and private sector to advance irrigation technology, water/energy management practices, and equipment standards. All activities reflect the need to integrate agricultural, environmental, and urban concerns.
Pumping Efficiency E-learning module is now available
For over ten years CIT has operated the Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP). In an effort to bring the program’s important educational messages to a wider audience, e-learning modules are being developed. CIT commissioned Ag H2O, a member of the Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center at Fresno State, to assist in the development.
The first of four modules, Pumping Efficiency, is now available. It was developed to help farmers understand the factors that affect the cost of pumping water and to analyze pump efficiency and energy usage. To access the site go to http://www.californiawater.org/elearning/story.html and select #2 Pump Efficiency.
CIT is seeking feedback on WATERIGHT with a short survey
The WATERIGHT interactive irrigation water management web site was developed by the Center for Irrigation Technology and designed to be a multi-function, educational resource for three audiences: homeowners, commercial turf growers, and agriculture.
An effort to update the site is under way and will occur in different phases. The first phase begins with a short online survey. You will be asked to answer a few questions and are given the opportunity to provide any additional feedback.
The WATERIGHT site and survey can be accessed at http://www.wateright.org/.
Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program Information
(an energy efficiency program funded by the Public Goods Charge as a result of CPUC R.01-08-028)
Agricultural Water Use in California: A 2011 Update (Staff report)