An expanding population, persistent droughts, declining fish populations and aging agricultural irrigation infrastructure are stressing our water resources.

Creating efficiencies is no longer just a pipe dream, it’s a societal mandate. FCA is committed to seeing that happen, all over the American west, starting with Oregon. The heart and soul of our effort is the certainty that there are wins for all sides: agriculture, the environment, rural communities and the greater good.

FCA has the relationships and expertise to navigate the complex world of agricultural priorities, environmental concerns, regulatory requirements, and funding procurement.

Our Irrigation Modernization Program creates a one-stop shop for the support that irrigation districts and farmers need to realize infrastructure upgrades, including:

  • Identifying short and long-term irrigation goals
  • Assessing opportunities and risks
  • Identifying potential stakeholder partnerships
  • Evaluating associated economic, ecological and social benefits
  • Securing project financing
  • Facilitating project implementation

FCA’s Irrigation Modernization Program is a solution that addresses the critical need to conserve our most life-sustaining resource.

Please visit our Program section to learn more.

By engaging environmental, government, philanthropic organizations and individuals, Irrigation Modernization unifies communities to:

Conserve water

Generate renewable energy

Strengthen rural communities

Restore fish and wildlife habitat

Our 10-year goal

At least 10 irrigation districts in Oregon will install modernized infrastructure to:

Save billions

of gallons of water annually


renewable energy capacity

Restore hundreds

of miles of streams

Eliminate millions of dollars

in operations and maintenance costs

Invest millions

in rural, regional economies

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