Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

SOCAP10: Juliet Christian-Smith, Pacific Inst.

406

Published on

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
406
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • Historical, worsening
  • New challenge
  • Transcript

    • 1. Water and Our Food Supply: Crisis and Opportunity Juliet Christian-Smith Pacific Institute Oakland, California SOCAP 2010
    • 2. CRISIS
    • 3. Global Warming’s Impact on Water Availability
    • 4. Source: Lamont-Doherty Tree Ring Laboratory
    • 5. Challenge: Irrigated agriculture and food supply
    • 6. Source: California Farm Bureau Source: California Farm Bureau Source: Imperial Valley Press
    • 7. Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2004
    • 8. OPPORTUNITY
    • 9. Technology: Doing more with less Source: photos courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    • 10. Management: Improved Irrigation Scheduling
    • 11. Management: Regulated Deficit Irrigation
    • 12. Successes: Agricultural Water Use
    • 13. More Opportunities • Measurement • Required by new state legislation • Mostly minimal at present • Where will it happen: lateral, farm gate? • How will it happen: depends on type of system, pressurized/gravity or open channel? • Remote sensing offers many attractive options • Cheaper (in many cases) • Error checks local water delivery or ET-based data • May be able to detect changes in groundwater
    • 14. 654 13th Street, Preservation Park, Oakland, California 94612, U.S.A. 510-251-1600 | www.pacinst.org Institute reports are available in electronic form without charge: http://www.pacinst.org/publications/ Contact Information: Juliet Christian-Smith Juliet@pacinst.org 510-251-1600

    ×