Irrigation Efficiency
Develop and evaluate water management strategies and technologies that could reduce water withdrawals for irrigation by 20 percent in 2020 compared to 2012, while maintaining and/or enhancing the economic viability of the agriculture industry and the vitality of the southern Ogallala Aquifer region

Dryland cropping systems
Develop and evaluate management strategies and technologies that would increase the productivity and profitability of dryland cropping systems

Hydrological/climatic conditions
Improve the understanding of hydrological and climatic factors that affects water use and economic profitability and provide estimates of the climatic, hydrologic, cropping and profitability conditions that are likely to occur on the southern High Plains over the next 50 years

Policy/Economic Viability 
Determine the impacts of alternative water withdrawal/use policies on the economic viability of the agriculture industry and the vitality of the southern Ogallala Aquifer region