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Water Efficiency and Energy

Agriculture is the largest user of fresh water in Oklahoma, the nation and world. Efficient use of water and energy is critical to sustaining agricultural systems, while misuse contributes to the scarcity of these resources and pollution of downstream ecosystems. Experts with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and Oklahoma Water Resources Center developed an auditing system for irrigation efficiency. Adopters of audit recommendations improved water use efficiency and recognized energy cost savings as high as $4,000 per every 1,000 hours of pump system usage.

NIFA supports this outreach through the Cooperative Extension Service.

To learn more, visit We Are Oklahoma Impact Area-Water.

Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

Farm Bill Priority Areas
Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
Agriculture economics and rural communities
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