Course 1 - Get Smart About SMART Irrigation
During the last decade, the irrigation industry has flooded the market with advanced technology curbing outdoor water consumption and offering substantial savings. Are you caught up with the latest and greatest?
Join Judith Benson, EPA WaterSense 2010 Irrigation Partner of the Year, to explore the concepts, components, and controllers behind SMART Irrigation, and learn how these advanced controls and water saving components can improve your organization’s water-energy efficiency, landscaping and public spaces, and savings.
In this webcast you’ll learn the ins and outs of controllers and grab a glimpse into other water-saving components including available technologies, use in residential and commercial markets, cost, and return on investment. We’ll discuss independent testing results from across the nation and major regions, as well as the implementation and maintenance Best Management Practices leading to reduced water consumption, increased savings, and greener, lusher landscapes.
For those of you considering a rebate or renovation program in your area, we will also review successful rebate programs currently offered by purveyors and municipalities. Join Benson to find out what’s being done, what you may need to know to implement a program, and what the anticipated costs and resource savings are that can be gained. Additionally, we’ll discuss how to identify and locate qualified contractors to assist you, your organization, and community.
Advanced technologies can be complicated. Get Smart about SMART Irrigation will flatten the learning curve and prepare your community to begin soaking up the savings in outdoor water use!
Webcast attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:
- Understanding of advanced control technologies, including advantages and disadvantages
- Understanding of water-saving components and how to implement these
- Understanding of successful utility programs
- Understanding of how to locate and quality contractor resources
- Understanding of Best Management Practices
Course 2 - Enforcing Irrigation Restrictions
When it comes to the public, communicating and enforcing irrigation restrictions can be tricky.
Join Stacie Greco and Dr. Tatiana Borisova to explore how to effectively design, implement, and evaluate your public irrigation restriction enforcement program…and avoid the enforcement pitfalls.
In this webcast, we'll take a look at the best practices and lessons learned from the design and rollout of Alachua County, Florida's public irrigation inspection program. Within this discussion, we'll outline the elements and best practices of a successful irrigation restriction and enforcement program, and how to implement these in your program's design, implementation, and evaluation. We'll take a look at several tools for achieving your water conservation goals, as well as data collection and analysis methods, and different approaches to educating citizens regarding your program's restrictions and achieving the desired public behaviors.
Join us to learn what it really takes to enforce your irrigation restrictions.
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:
- Understanding of how enforcement tools fit in the local government conservation tool box
- Considerations for creating an irrigation inspection program
- Methods for evaluating an irrigation inspection program
- Complexity of using monthly water use data to evaluate programs
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15–20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this special allows you access to the presentations for 6 months from the order date.