The Alliance

Monitoring irrigation water

The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture is a partnership between universities and industry designed to help growers use water efficiently and sustainably. Our goal is to provide growers with information on water treatment and to fill informational gaps on technology efficacy.

The Alliance began in 2008 in response to a clear need for more information on water treatment. A focus group of nursery and greenhouse growers affiliated with the Young Plant Research Center selected education and research on water treatment as their top priority.

The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture is led by Dr. Paul Fisher and hosted by the University of Florida. Our collaborators include university and industry colleagues who are undertaking research on water treatment and management. Sponsors in the Alliance include water treatment, media, fertilizer, and irrigation management companies and non-profit grower organizations.

The Alliance welcomes and encourages participation from other organizations and researchers. If you have general questions or comments about water quality, technologies, or monitoring, we would like to hear from you. Please send us a message at

We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter or contact any of the Alliance collaborators.