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.