Ag Water Conservation Policy Archive

The paradox of irrigation efficiency

Reconciling higher freshwater demands with finite freshwater resources remains one of the great policy dilemmas. Given that crop irrigation constitutes 70% of global water extractions, which contributes up to 40% of globally available calories (1), governments often support increases in irrigatio... Read More

Colorado River Basin Water Management: Principles & Recommendations

The Family Farm Alliance is a grass-roots organization with the sole mission of protecting and enhancing irrigated agriculture in the Western United States. We have crafted this paper articulating our principles for smart, effective management of water resources in the Colorado River Basin to hel... Read More