ASIC awards four projects for excellence in irrigation

Winners are selected based on quality, planning, design functionalism, environmental responsibility and relevance.

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The American Society of Irrigation Consultants announced their 2019 Excellence in Irrigation Honorees at the ASIC National Conference in May, which was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This year, four projects were cited and awarded for their work with an ASIC Professional in addressing unique or critical irrigation challenges. Excellence in Irrigation award winners are selected based on the quality of project planning, design functionalism, environmental responsibility and relevance. The projects are independently judged by an academic team from Cal Poly Pomona and Kansas State University, and Stephen Smith, PhD, FASIC, who look for evidence of unique problem solving, forward thinking water resource management solutions and clarity in presentation.

Here are the award winners:

CATEGORY: COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC WORKS

• HONOR AWARD 

The Cloisters on the Platte, an Ignatian Retreat, Gretna, Nebraska

Irrigation Consultant: Water Scape, Lincoln, Nebraska; Ken Merboth, ASIC

• MERIT AWARD

o Home Depot Backyard/Atlanta Sports Entertainment District, Atlanta, Georgia

Irrigation Consultant: Irrigation, Consulting Services, Madison, Georgia; Bob Scott, FASIC

CATEGORY: PLANNING AND ANALYSIS

• HONOR AWARD 

Macadamia Nut Micro Irrigation, Canina, Queensland, Australia

Irrigation Consultant: JP Water P/L, Nambour, Queensland, Australia; Jim Phillips, ASIC

• MERIT AWARD 

City of Peoria Irrigation System and Turf Reduction Study, Peoria, Arizona

Irrigation Consultant: Aqua Engineering, Fort Collins, Colorado; Douglas Macdonald, FASIC

Profiles and photographs of the winning projects, including a list of previous year’s winners, are available at asic.org.