This video is of a panel discussion I partipated in looking at agricultural water policy in the Cariboo and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. The panel discussion was part of a series on agricultural water policy challenges in a changing climate.
Videos highlight the importance of soil tilth and organic matter in maintaining healthy soil for water conservation.
Adapting to a changing climate will be one of the key factors to the future success of agriculture. Water conservation in farm settings should start with building the capacity of the land to capture and retain precipitation. Building soil tilth with organics, as well as, using agroforestry methods, are proven tools for water management.
Getting started in agroforestry requires an assessment of your agroforestry production setting. This includes the biophysical potential, existing infrastructure and other resources, as well as the rules and regulations you must follow.
Properly designed and maintained shelterbelts and hedgerows can be used to trap and retain snow for next years crops or livestock watering.