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  • Spokane River Forum Conference 2019

    April 16 & 17, 2019 at The Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane WA.

    Registration is now open.

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  • WRC Leads a 5-year Research Effort for Improving Water Use Efficiency

    A new 5 million dollar, five-year project led by the WRC and funded by the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area will be working to identify promising emerging technologies and synergistic policies to improve technical and allocative water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture.

    The research team, which includes scientists at the University of Idaho, University of Washington, Kansas State University, University of Utah, Mammoth Trading, Aspect Consulting, and a diverse group of water users and stakeholders … » More …

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  • Washington State University Water Research is highlighted by Agriculture is America

    An article in Agisamerica.org highlights a few examples of how Washington State University is working to address Washington State’s water challenges.

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  • In Idaho, a Model for Long-Term Groundwater Recharge Tastes Success

    A huge aquifer in the heart of Idaho’s most important farming region had been overdrafted. We talk to Brian Patton from the Idaho Water Resource Board about how state tax revenues are building recharge facilities to restore the aquifer.

    Last winter, the state of Idaho succeeded in recharging 317,000 acre-feet of water into an important aquifer, enough to serve 700,000 homes for a year. It was an important milestone in an ambitious program to restore a groundwater source that had been overtapped for decades.
    The water source is the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a massive and complex groundwater source, which is also linked to … » More …

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