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The Water Conservation Act of 2009 - A1 Quantification of Agricultural Water Use Efficiency

A1 PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Quantification of Agricultural Water Use Efficiency

SB X7-7 (Part 2.55, Chapter 8, §10608.64) The department, in consultation with the Agricultural Water Management Council, academic experts, and other stakeholders, shall develop a methodology for quantifying the efficiency of agricultural water use. Alternatives to be assessed shall include, but not be limited to, determination of efficiency levels based on crop type or irrigation system distribution uniformity. On or before December 31, 2011, the department shall report to the Legislature on a proposed methodology and a plan for implementation. The plan shall include the estimated implementation costs and the types of data needed to support the methodology. Nothing in this section authorizes the department to implement a methodology established pursuant to this section.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • DWR in consultation with AWMC, academic experts, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop a methodology for quantifying the efficiency of agricultural water use
  • Alternatives include determination of efficiency levels based on crop type or irrigation system distribution uniformity
  • Report to Legislature by Dec 31, 2011 on proposed methodology and a plan for implementation. Plan shall include:
    • Estimated implementation costs
    • Types of data needed to support the methodology
  • No authorization given to implement the established methodology

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A1 Timeline
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Date Event/Task Details & Materials
July 27, 2010 Agricultural Listening Session Fresno Meeting Details and Materials
July 29, 2010 Agricultural Listening Session Sacramento (AM) Meeting Details and Materials
Agricultural Stakeholder Committee Meeting #1 (PM) Meeting Details and Materials
September 22, 2010 Agricultural Stakeholders Committee (ASC) meeting #2 Meeting Details and Materials
Nov 10, 2010 Agricultural Stakeholders Committee (ASC) meeting #3 Meeting Details and Materials
Dec 15, 2010 Agricultural Stakeholders Committee (ASC) meeting #4 Meeting Details and Materials
August 3, 2011 Agricultural Stakeholder Committee Meeting Meeting Details and Materials
August 10, 2011 A1 Subcommittee Meeting Meeting Details and Materials
August 31, 2011 A1 Subcommittee Meeting 2 Meeting Details and Materials
September 14, 2011 ASC Meeting (discuss A1 progress status) Postponed to Sept 16, 2011
September 16, 2011 ASC Meeting (discuss A1 progress status) Meeting Details and Materials
September 28, 2011 A1 Subcommittee Meeting 3 Meeting Details and Materials
October 12, 2011 A1 Subcommittee Meeting 4 Meeting Details and Materials
November 2, 2011 A1 Subcommittee Meeting 5 Meeting Details and Materials
November 16, 2011 ASC Meeting (Review and discuss A1 draft Methodology) Meeting Details and Materials
November 21, 2011 Public Workshop - Quantification of Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use Meeting Details and Materials
November 22, 2011 Public Workshop - Quantification of Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use Meeting Details and Materials
November 30, 2011 ASC Meeting (potential follow up meeting if needed) Postponed to Dec 6, 2011
November 30, 2011 WebEx-Public Workshop - Quantification of Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use Meeting Details and Materials
December 6, 2011 ASC Meeting (Review and discuss A1 Methodology and Report) Postponed to Dec. 21, 2011
December 21, 2011 ASC Meeting (Review and discuss A1 Methodology and Report) Meeting Details and Materials
February 7, 2012 ASC Meeting (Review and discuss A1 Report) Meeting Details and Materials
April 24, 2012 ASC Meeting (Discuss Final Draft A1 Report) Meeting Details and Materials

A1 WORKING COMMITTEE(S)

The Agricultural Stakeholders Committee (ASC)

The ASC will review technical material and documents, provide comments, data, and supporting information to DWR as the methodology is developed. Review of the ASC meeting materials will provide copies of draft documents related to this project as they are available.

A1 DOCUMENTS
Final Report: Methodology for Quantifying the Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use (5/8/2012)
Director's Memo to Legislature (6/14/2012)
Draft Report: Methodology for Quantifying the Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use - (2/3/2012)
Draft Report: Methodology for Quantifying the Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use - (12/21/2011)
Draft Report: Quantifying the Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use - November 15, 2011
DRAFT Quantifying Ag Water Efficiency - 11-01-2011
Discussion Paper 1: Initial Draft Methodology for Quantifying the Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use - August 3, 2011
A1 Subcommittee Charge - August 3, 2011
Discussion Paper 1: Quantifying the Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use September 22, 2010
Discussion Paper 1: Quantifying the Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use - Project A1 - July 16, 2010
Agricultural Listening Session, July 27th and 29th