Blog Category: Water

Almond Farmer Mike Curry: ‘Being creative with water is a way of life.’

This op-ed was written by Mike Curry and originally appeared in the Modesto Bee.  Mike is a board member of the Almond Alliance, alumni of the Almond Leadership Program and an almond huller and sheller with Johnson Farms, a fourth-… Read more

Connection Forged at The Almond Conference Yields On-Farm Irrigation Improvements

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability.1 Former math and physical education… Read more

Groundwater Recharge Update: Early Results Show No Negative Effect on the Trees

UC Water News published an interview with Dr. Helen Dahlke, an associate professor at UC Davis and Almond Board-funded researcher, in which she discusses her research on the feasibility of recharging underground aquifers by flooding almond… Read more

California Almonds: Growing Good with Each Drop

Did you know that growing almonds is a good use of water? That’s right – new research published in the Journal of Ecological Indicators affirms that almonds rank among the most valuable foods grown in California in terms of the… Read more

World Water Day: Solutions Inspired by Nature

This World Water Day, and every day, we celebrate California Almond farmers’ commitment to sustainable water solutions. These solutions can be found all around us in nature, as highlighted by this year's World Water Day theme, “Nature for… Read more

Smart and Sustainable: Preserving California’s Water Resources for Generations to Come

When California Governor Jerry Brown declared the state’s historic five-year drought over in April 2017, he made official what to most Californians had been all but obvious since the skies opened up late the prior year. For in addition to… Read more

From the Orchard: Making Every Drop Count

For many almond farmers, a regular orchard task is irrigation system maintenance. That’s a fancy way of saying that, just like you might keep an eye on your backyard sprinklers to ensure they’re working well, almond farmers closely monitor… Read more

California Water Action Collaborative Tours Almond Research Site

More than ever consumers are interested in where their food comes from and how it is produced. While the recent drought in California has brought almond conversations to the forefront, companies across the board are talking to their… Read more

Almond Community Advancements Grow More Crop Per Drop

World Water Day has been celebrated on March 22 every year since 1993 when it was designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of… Read more

Modesto Bee Op-Ed: Sustainability, Not Drought, Can Be the Future of Our State

This op-ed was written by Stanislaus County Almond Farmer Nick Blom and originally appeared on The Modesto Bee. Nick Blom was born and raised in west Modesto and graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in… Read more