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The Irrigation Association (IA) is a membership organization, founded in 1949, that includes over 1,500 irrigation companies and professionals in agriculture, landscape and golf. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, USA, IA promotes irrigation technologies, products and services. Members include irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors, educators, government entities, technical members, water providers and end users.

Reader Profile: Judith Benson

Reader Profile: Judith Benson

Water, says Judith Benson, “may likely be the one true element of this world that we are unable to thrive without, and, possibly, the least understood and respected by our society.” Benson’s goal is to see that water continues to provide its beneficial uses through conservation efforts. She does that through three primary

Saving Irrigation Water the Smart Way

Saving Irrigation Water the Smart Way

For four years, the state of California has experienced severe drought conditions, a situation predicted to continue “for the foreseeable future,” according
to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent emergency proclamation, which calls for action from the State Water Resources Control Board and local water suppliers to “prevent waste and unreasonable use

WaterSense 2014 Partners of the Year

WaterSense 2014 Partners of the Year

On October 9, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored the 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year during the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV. WaterSense also recognized its first two-time winner in the Sustained Excellence category and five additional partners demonstrating excellence in other areas. The

Rain Bird Services Announces New Irrigation Training Schedule

Rain Bird Services Announces New Irrigation Training Schedule

TUCSON, Ariz.   ( September 24, 2014 ) — Rain Bird Training Services will host more than 80 irrigation training events throughout the United States, October 2014 through May 2015. These classes are open to irrigation professionals at all experience levels, including contractors, distributors, designers or architects. Those who attend

Toro Becomes Irrigation Association Platinum Member

Toro Becomes Irrigation Association Platinum Member

The Irrigation Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that The Toro Company (Riverside, Calif.) has upgraded to the highest level of IA membership: platinum. “Under the leadership of Phil Burkart [IA past president and Toro vice president/general manager], the entire Toro irrigation team has continued to make outstanding

WaterSense Partners of the Year

WaterSense Partners of the Year

Nationwide, thousands of WaterSense partners work collaboratively to drive innovation in manufacturing, educate consumers, and transform the market for water efficiency. By producing and promoting WaterSense labeled products, new homes, and programs, these partners have helped save Americans 487 billion gallons of water and $8.9 billion in water and energy

Commercial Demand Management

A 14-year drought in the Southwest has put immeasurable stress on the Colorado River Basin and its capability to deliver water to the 40 million people living in the seven states that receive the water. This population is expected to double by 2060, according to the US Bureau of Reclamation

Reader Profile: Brian Vinchesi

Potable water is for consumption, but not by landscapes through irrigation systems, says Brian Vinchesi, who has spent his adult life promoting water efficiency through irrigation technologies and practices. In 1992, Vinchesi started Irrigation Consulting in Pepperell, MA, specializing in irrigation consulting for large commercial clients and golf courses. Vinchesi

Smart Irrigation Month Spotlight

Irrigation professionals in every industry sector–from manufacturer to distributor, to contractor and water provider–continue to feel pressure to become more efficient water stewards and help their customers do the same. As drought conditions continue, spreading the message of efficient irrigation and raising awareness among customers and end-users means uniting behind

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