Irrigation Innovation Consortium

The Irrigation Innovation Consortium (IIC) is a collaborative research effort accelerating the development and adoption of water and energy efficient irrigation technologies.

Generating Sustainable Water Management Solutions

Program Contact

Dr. LaKisha Odom
lodom@foundationfar.org

Development Contact

Dr. Kashyap Choksi
kchoksi@foundationfar.org

IIC’s Research Focus

The IIC promotes and enhances water and energy efficiency in irrigation, ultimately creating greater resiliency in food and irrigated landscape systems.

Research projects focus on:

  • Water and energy efficiency
  • Remote sensing and big data applications for improving water management
  • Irrigation technology acceleration
  • Technology transfer

The IIC’s overarching goal is to create an internationally recognized, self-sustaining center of excellence that promotes and enhances water and energy efficiency in irrigation.

Why the IIC is Needed

Water is a crucial part of agriculture and we need innovations that preserve this precious resource.

We launched the IIC in 2018 with a $5 million contribution, which is matched by consortium participants to generate at least $10 million supporting pioneering irrigation research.

The IIC’s collaborative partnerships increase access to information and technical expertise. These strategic public-private partnerships catalyze technology development and enhance strategies for irrigation efficiency.

Through the IIC, industry and the public sector co-develop, test and prototype equipment, technology and information systems. This research is equipping farms of the future with cutting-edge technology that enhances irrigation efficiency.

Colorado State University manages the IIC. For more information, visit the IIC website.

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