Tag: water conservation

Reader Profile: Kim Braun

Reader Profile: Kim Braun

Throughout her career, Kim Braun has observed the evolution in the processing of all types of waste materials and says, “I am still fascinated by the ever-changing programs and technologies being created to manage waste globally.” Braun, manager of the Culver City, CA’s Public Works Department’s Environmental Programs & Operations

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

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Reader Profile: Debra Burden

Reader Profile: Debra Burden

IN CITRUS COUNTY, FL, irrigation accounts for about half of residential water consumption, “and our water use is threatening to grow beyond our permit limits,” notes Debra Burden, water conservation manager in Florida’s Citrus County Department of Water Resources. To enforce two-day maximum weekly water restrictions, a team patrols the

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Toro is proud to announce the compatibility of its SMRT Logic product with Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices. SMRT Logic enables customers to control their irrigation, outdoor landscape lighting, and other landscape features through their smartphone, tablet, or computer. SMRT Logic uses proprietary technology to enable mobile device

Conserving Water & Preserving Life

Conserving Water & Preserving Life

The world’s first major city is about to run out of water. The Theewaterskloof Dam reservoir—which normally supplies water to a city of four million people—is almost empty of water and is being filled with sand dunes. Since 2014, the drought has also affected the millions of inhabitants of Western

Storage in the City

Storage in the City

Wooden water tanks were once ubiquitous on the urban skyline—cylinders standing guard like sentries above the rooftops. Today, however, it seems that water containment devices are increasingly tucked away behind walls and integrated into building design.

Most contemporary buildings pump water to large reservoirs in the top floors to make use

Reader Profile: Marilyn Hall

Reader Profile: Marilyn Hall

“HOW OFTEN DOES a water conservation manager get to throw a wedding to demonstrate how you can save water at a big event?” asks Marilyn Hall, AICP, ENV SP. Hall, the water conservation coordinator for the public utility department of Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, GA, did just that two

Irrigation IQ

Irrigation IQ

The topic of irrigation begins with the question: Why are we irrigating? According to Brent Mecham, industry development director for the Irrigation Association, the answer is obvious: to keep
plants healthy.

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