California Farm Water Success Stories: Vegetated Waterways and Riparian Restoration
Published: December 8, 2011
Author: Juliet Christian-Smith
|The Farm Water Steward Award was established to recognize leaders and innovators in water stewardship across the California agricultural community. Yolo County farmer John Stephens was the 2012 recipient of the Farm Water Steward Award for his work with Audubon California to improve water quality, drainage, and wildlife habitat on his property by restoring Willow Slough, which runs through his property. The award was jointly presented by the Pacific Institute. Read more.|
John Stephens of Oakdale Ranch, Yolo County
John Stephens and Chris Rose talk about the restoration of Willow Slough.
In addition to these success stories, the Pacific Institute and other members of the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply have launched an Interactive Database and Map which contains more than 30 case studies, including the Pacific Institute’s success stories, and is searchable by location, production type, irrigation method, and stewardship practice.
Read the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply press release.
MORE SUCCESS STORIES:
- Sustainable Water Management for Urban Agriculture
- Integrated Regional Water Management: Kings Basin
- Volumetric Pricing and Conjunctive Use
- Industry-Driven Standards for Water Efficiency
- Managing for Multiple Benefits
– Smart Irrigation Scheduling
- Groundwater Banking
- Improved Communication, Monitoring, and Measurement
- Recycled Water and Agriculture
- State and Federal Funding Accelerates Efficiency