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I've worked on some farms all around the country, California included, and have to say very few are built for highly intense resource conservation. The main strategy is output for obvious reasons. The extent of water conservation is typically using drip line irrigation which can be very good, but almost no farms are using mulching to prevent rapid evaporation from the soil surface. Not only does mulching prevent a lot of evaporation and promote water retention, it prevents weeds from forming and breaks down into awesome organic matter for the plant to eat. It does a whole bunch of other neat things but since we are talking water I'll keep it limited.My main point is, lots of farms are still using VERY BASIC farming techniques that are heavily reliant on a ton of water. From a ground level there are a lot of things you can do to improve how water is stored and used that isn't high tech at all. We are always looking for the next technological solution (I've heard fusion mentioned, de-salination) but we already have great options in front of us we aren't utilizing.
I have it on good authority that Bigfoot endorses water conservation and mulching.