California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative

California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative


Agricultural water stewardship is the use of water in a way that optimizes agricultural production while also addressing co-benefits for the environment and human health. The local and regional context in which a farm operates will determine the best water management approaches to maximize water use efficiency, minimize adverse environmental impacts, and balance trade-offs for society as a whole. The Ag Water Stewardship website is a resource center for growers, ranchers, and others interested in sound farm water management. You can find information about: 


  • innovative on farm stewardship practices, including dry farming, keyline design, irrigation ponds, and recycled water;
  • a database of case studies that outlines the experience—successes and challenges—of agricultural producers in implementing a variety of water stewardship practices. There are ten short video interviews, as well;
  • technical resources and documents library available to anyone, which includes technical support agencies, academic, and watershed programs.



Contact California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative

Allan Fulton
UC Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension Tehama County
1754 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, California  96080
Phone: (530) 527-3101


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • California

Office Locaters

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