About CAIA

The California Agricultural Irrigation Association (CAIA) is a network of irrigation professionals throughout California whose goal is to promote common ideals, standards, and business practices. Considering the delicate balance between an ever-increasing demand for high quality foods and fiber (including fiber for ethanol) and the steady decline of reliable water supplies, the industry must continue to develop efficient irrigation design and management practices that promote water and soil conservation while increasing yields and improving crop quality. CAIA advocates these efforts. The CAIA also promotes education of current and future industry members through irrigation certification classes and scholarship and internship programs for high school and college students.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The California Agricultural Irrigation Association (CAIA) is an inclusive non-profit organization whose principle objective is to enhance agricultural irrigation that:

  • Promotes water and soil conservation to increase yields and to improve the quality of crops through efficiency of design and economic use of irrigation systems;
  • Promotes standards for the proper design, installation and management of irrigation systems;
  • Is large enough to wield influence regarding state agricultural water legislation;
  • Promotes ethical business practices within the industry.

 

OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES

  • Promoting water and soil conservation to increase yields and to improve the quality of crops through efficiency of design, and economic use of irrigation systems.
  • Supporting the irrigation industry by taking an active position on legislation that effects members and/or water users.
  • Establishing, maintaining, promoting and supporting systems of education and instruction for its members.
  • Promoting standards for the proper design, installation and management of irrigation systems.
  • CAIA shall be dedicated and resolved to encourage a cooperative relationship among segments of the industry, for the ultimate benefit of all concerned.