Tag: drip irrigation

Drip irrigation, is an irrigation method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.

Love and Haight

Love and Haight

This article presents a case study of the first green infrastructure (GI) Early Implementation Project (EIP), constructed under the Sewer ­System Improvement Program (SSIP) by the San Francisco Public Utilities ­Commission (SFPUC). The SSIP is a 20-year, multibillion-dollar citywide investment required to upgrade the aging sewer infrastructure to ensure a

Optimizing Irrigation

Optimizing Irrigation

Commercial growers, property managers, and landscapers can attest to how sophisticated and beneficial irrigation monitoring has become in terms of optimizing water consumption and plant growth, and maximizing operational profitability. Two examples from California—where much of the nation’s food supply is produced but where water availability remains a critical public

Optimizing Irrigation

Optimizing Irrigation

Commercial growers, property managers, and landscapers can attest to how sophisticated and beneficial irrigation monitoring has become in terms of optimizing water consumption and plant growth, and maximizing operational profitability. Two examples from California—where much of the nation’s food supply is produced but where water availability remains a critical public

Paving Stormwater Away

Paving Stormwater Away

One way to grow any type of business is to offer another service. One way for erosion control specialists to find additional services to offer is to look at the work of civil engineers, landscape architects, and other specialists who manage stormwater.

Stormwater runoff causes, or at least accelerates, erosion. Stopping

Green Roofs: A Primer

Green Roofs: A Primer

With their myriad benefits, green roofs are becoming increasingly incorporated into new and existing projects. The International Green Roofs and Walls Project Database lists 1,599 projects totaling 33,334,677 square feet, and the number is growing.

Planning Ahead in Austin

Planning Ahead in Austin

Austin, TX, has some of the most innovative stormwater management projects that feature green infrastructure. Some of these projects are municipal, some are private, and some resulted from combined partnerships.

SITES Program Certifies 12 Sustainable Landscapes

AUSTIN, Texas, March 31, 2015 — The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program has certified sustainable landscapes at a dozen new locations across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance. These 12 landscapes include George Washington’s historic Maryland home, a pocket park in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood,

Reader Profile: David Venhuizen

Reader Profile: David Venhuizen

Like for many of his peers, David Venhuizen, P.E., of Venhuizen Water Works in Austin, TX, the idea of using potable water for non-potable purposes doesn’t sit well. But for Venhuizen, neither does the use of “purple pipe,” which he sees as economically inefficient. “End-of-pipe perpetuates the conventional centralized wastewater

Boy Scout Jamboree Site Adopts Water Reuse

Boy Scout Jamboree Site Adopts Water Reuse

Sustainability is a core principal for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). So much so that the organization promotes it in every aspect of the program, all the way through the highest rank—Eagle Scout—in which candidates are required to earn a merit badge in either Environmental Science or Sustainability. The

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