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Isaya Kisekka and Alireza Pourreza Talk Irrigation Technology on CNBC

The western U.S. is experiencing the driest two decades in at least 1,200 years. The megadrought has particularly affected agriculture, which takes up about 70% of the world’s fresh water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But improvements in irrigation efficiency and the integration of technology could help turn the tide in managing an increasingly scarce resource.

CNBC spoke with several companies and experts who are working to reduce water waste in agriculture and help sustain food production in a future where extreme climate will be more common, including Biological and Agricultural Engineering Associate Professor Isaya Kisekka and Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension Alireza Pourreza.

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