UC Davis CA&ES

DWR Media Release on Drought Workshops


News for Immediate Release

April 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) at UC Davis will conduct workshops again this year to help landscape irrigation managers make the most of their water supply during the fourth year of California’s drought. Fourteen such workshops were held throughout California last year.

The first English-language workshop will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 16 at the City of Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street in Folsom. It will feature indoor presentations with accompanying outdoor demonstrations.

The workshops are titled “Get Ahead or Get Parched: Six Ways to Survive the Drought.”

Topics will include:

  • Understanding precipitation rates (PR) to mitigate water and pesticide runoff;
  • Improving sprinkler distribution uniformity to reduce water use;
  • Improving controller programs during mandatory water restrictions;
  • Determining application rates and PR of drip/micro irrigation;
  • Understanding soils to reduce runoff or deep percolation;
  • Understanding water meters to improve irrigation during drought;
  • Understanding how to water trees and make them a priority.

 Although reservations for the Folsom workshop have been closed due to high word-of-mouth demand, a wait list has been started at http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu. Reservations can be made there for workshops in Stockton (May 29, English and Spanish), South Tahoe (June 5, English only) and in San Jose (date to be determined). Call 530-752-6642 for information. The $20 registration fee includes an attendance certificate that landscape professionals can use to obtain Continuing Education Units.

Note to Media: CCUH Executive Director Dave Fujino will be available for on-site interviews at the workshop; his mobile number is 530-902-6818.

The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood management and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.


Contacts: Dave Fujino, Executive Director CA Center for Urban Horticulture (530) 754-7739 dwfujino@ucdavis.edu

Doug Carlson, DWR Information Officer (916) 653-5114 Paul.Carlson@water.ca.gov