FCA works with irrigation districts to design and implement optimal irrigation systems that utilize the best available technologies to provide reliable water, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and increase local energy generation. Through this work, FCA deploys technologies as well as develops customized road maps to navigate the complex world of agricultural priorities, regulatory requirements, funding, and environmental concerns.
FCA designed the Irrigation Modernization Program in close collaboration with irrigators to ensure that their visions of modernization transition from stacks of paper to pipes, screens, telemetry and hydropower in the ground. The IMP is a comprehensive approach to modernizing irrigation systems—we stay involved at every stage—from developing the strategy, getting it funded, and implementing the project. In addition, FCA works at the state and national level to build broad awareness for the benefits of irrigation modernization, create opportunities, and remove obstacles to implementation. Communicating the agricultural, environmental and community benefits of modern irrigation systems is a key component of the program.Our Process
Irrigation Modernization in the West would not be progressing as efficiently or as quickly without the committed cooperation of multiple public and private entities. Through our program, a broad coalition of agencies and nonprofits are working together on water solutions for the benefit of their communities.
Other key partners include: Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Family Farm Alliance, Oregon Water Resources Congress