Ag & Water Management

Dec 12, 2018

Colorado River drought plan ‘gaining momentum’ as CAP board signals support

2018-12-12T11:44:54-07:00Dec 12, 2018|

The agency that manages the Central Arizona Project canal signaled its support for the latest outline of a Colorado River drought plan in a vote that could lay the groundwork for a deal aimed at preventing Lake Mead from reaching perilously low levels. Board members of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District passed a motion [...]

Nov 30, 2018

Working with California Tribes on Upper Watershed Restoration

2018-11-30T11:12:35-07:00Nov 30, 2018|

“Fish are very important to me, to my family, my culture.” “It’s surprising how much you rely on traditional foods if you’re in a community like we are. You don’t necessarily realize it until you don’t have it . . . especially salmon.” “If the water quality got better, rivers and creeks would be much [...]

Oct 30, 2018

SWIIM CEO Speaks At Western Growers Annual Meeting About Arbinger

2018-10-30T18:46:08-07:00Oct 30, 2018|

SWIIM CEO Kevin France said, "This is a story about how I was wrong a few times before I was right about how to manage people."  He spoke at this year's Western Growers 93rd Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California about Arbinger Institute principles helped him become a better leader and provided a foundation for [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Western Growers’ 93rd Annual Meeting In Full Force!

2018-10-28T22:54:34-07:00Oct 29, 2018|

“It gets better every year,” says SWIIM CEO Kevin France – watch the full interview here.  SWIIM is at Western Growers Annual Meeting, October 28 – 31, 2018 at JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA. Kevin has the the honor of speaking at this year's event about the Arbinger Institute and the impact their philosophy has had [...]

Oct 28, 2018

Three Global Food Issues Salinas, CA is Working to Solve

2018-10-28T22:07:40-07:00Oct 28, 2018|

As originally published on the City of Salinas website on October 25, 2018. As the global population increases and climate change continues to impact agriculture, global food systems are facing new challenges and obstacles each year. Salinas – one of the leading agricultural centers of the world – is addressing [...]

Oct 01, 2018

SWIIM Expands Office In Fresno

2018-10-01T10:55:16-07:00Oct 01, 2018|

SWIIM has expanded its offices in the Central Valley, as it integrates its current Fresno team with OnFarm staffers.  They are now all working out of a larger office in Fresno, which is located in the Holiday Business Center, right down the street from our prior location.  Our new address in Fresno is 2023 North Gateway [...]

Sep 25, 2018

What Motivates People to Use Less Water?

2018-09-25T08:47:13-07:00Sep 25, 2018|

During a drought, households can be inundated by messages to conserve water. PPIC talked to Katrina Jessoe—an economist at UC Davis and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center’s research network―about new research on what motivates people to conserve water. PPIC: Talk about your recent research on water conservation messaging. What did you learn? Katrina Jessoe: We partnered [...]

Aug 30, 2018

Congratulations to IA CIAS Graduate

2018-08-29T20:29:58-07:00Aug 30, 2018|

Congratulations to SWIIM's Victor Montaño for completing Irrigation Association's Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist program.  His years of experience does not prevent him from keeping current with the industry.  In his words, "I am perpetually learning and gaining knowledge." Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialists manage and operate on-farm irrigation systems.  They: Understand surface irrigation methods and pressurized [...]

Aug 09, 2018

SWIIM System Announces the Closing of its Initial Series B-1 Round; Strategic Partnership with Western Growers Also Extended

2018-08-08T21:46:06-07:00Aug 09, 2018|

August 9, 2018 -- Denver, CO (BUSINESSWIRE)– Ag Tech and farm water management leader SWIIM System is proud to announce today that it has closed the first of two tranches of its Series B-1 extension offering to fund continued expansion of its water management platform.  Proceeds will also be used to fund the recent acquisition [...]

Jul 25, 2018

Colorado River Day

2018-07-24T16:37:31-07:00Jul 25, 2018|

Ariel view of the Colorado River Today is Colorado River Day!  97 years ago, U.S. legislation was passed to rename the river from "Grande" to "Colorado".  Over 36 million people and 4 million acres of agriculture depend on the river, a powerhouse that has reshaped the land and drives the economy of the [...]