SWIIM’s CEO, Kevin France, presented at this year’s 6th Annual California Water Data Summit presented entirely virtually for the first time.  He sat on a panel with Robyn Grimm from EDF’s OpenET team (whom SWIIM works with) and Brent Vanderburgh a specialist from the California  State Water Resources Control Board (SWIIM is working on tools to help growers comply with state water use requirements).

The panel covered “Trends in Agriculture,” and included discussion on tools being used to help manage agricultural water resources in times where these resources are under extreme pressure. The conference featured leaders from California’s most pioneering public agencies, industry specialists, innovative companies, exciting start-ups and prestigious academic institutions. The programming is designed to elevate the cutting-edge work pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of California water.
A quote from the panel moderator, Lauren Steely from Metropolitan Water District of SoCal (a SWIIM client) says, “I’ve had a chance to look at a lot of SWIIM’s data over the last three years and it really is incredibly cool to see individual irrigation events in high resolution.  Its giving my team (at MWD) a lot of really good perspective on irrigation behavior and how you grow different types of crops and different types of patterns.  It is really an incredible data set.”
You can watch the entire segment on Youtube:  https://youtu.be/KMUcvrcvfXQ