Water in Agriculture Forum highlights cooperation between California and Israel

Today, Secretary Karen Ross and Israeli Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel signed a Letter of Intent (see below) on agricultural cooperation furthering the commitment between California and Israel in addressing issues related to a changing climate.

The document was signed during the opening ceremony of the Water in Agriculture – Seminar & Discussion being held in Sacramento, jointly hosted by the CDFA and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the State of Israel. The forum brings together both Israeli and California government officials, businesses and researchers to address water/agriculture-related issues while also exploring opportunities for future innovation and sustainable management of water resources.

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross discusses cooperative efforts with Minister Uri Ariel during the opening ceremony at today’s Water in Agriculture event.

At today’s Water in Agriculture event, (from left) Josh Eddy of CDFA, Ifat Weiss, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross, Minister Uri Ariel and his wife; Consul General Andy David, and Economic Consul Gili Ovadia.

Dr Jay Lund with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences presenting at today’s Water in Agriculture event.

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