Director, Center for Irrigation Technology
Established at Fresno State in 2001 to improve water use efficiency, the Center for Irrigation Technology is internationally recognized as an independent testing laboratory, applied research facility and educational resource for water and irrigation technology.
As director, Zoldoske works with the public and private sector to respond to a wide range of challenges including water use efficiency, water quality, economic development, regional planning and policy.
Zoldoske also serves as vice-chair of the California Department of Water Resources Strategic Planning Caucus for New Water Technology, an effort that will become part of the state’s 2013 Water Plan Update.
He is a past president of the Irrigation Association (2004-05); a member of the “Smart” Water Application Technologies Executive Committee; an honorary member of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants; a Fellow with the California Council for Science and Technology; and served as president of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy.
Internationally, Zoldoske served as the project leader in establishing the Zimbabwe Irrigation Technology Centre and has represented the United States in the development of international standards.