The California Landscape Contractors Association announced that it has become a California sponsor for the urban portion of the California Irrigation Institute’s 49th annual conference, which is scheduled for January 31 to February 1 at the Sacramento Hilton Arden Hotel. The institute is the oldest independent forum on water and irrigation in California. The theme of this year’s conference is “California Water: Can we find a balance?” Attendees come from all over California and the western U.S. to engage in discussions relating to all areas of irrigation, including water supply, conservation, water use efficiency, water quality and surface and groundwater management.