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 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.
Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program Information
(an energy efficiency program funded by the Public Goods Charge as a result of CPUC R.01-08-028)
Check out Wateright, our interactive web site that assists homeowners, turf managers and growers with irrigation scheduling!
Agricultural Water Use in California: A 2011 Update (Staff report)