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.

The Irrigation Innovation Consortium (IIC)

The Irrigation Innovation Consortium (IIC) is a collaborative research effort created to accelerate the development and adoption of water- and energy-efficient irrigation technologies and practices through public-private partnerships. California State University, Fresno is one of five founding university partners and eight industry partners who have established a focus on irrigation.

The Center for Irrigation Technology is an integral part of these strategic collaborative partnerships designed to catalyze innovative technology development and enhanced strategies for irrigation efficiency. For more information visit 

WATERIGHT Irrigation Water Management website 

The WATERIGHT interactive irrigation water management website 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. The site can be accessed at

The Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP)

APEP is an educational and incentive program intended to improve overall pumping efficiency and encourage energy conservation in California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is funding APEP through 2019 using Public Purpose Programs Funds under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno administers the program.

For more info visit Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program Information

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