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Get Ahead or Get Parched: Six Ways to Survive the Drought : Irvine (July 31st)

When Jul 31, 2014
from 07:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Irvine Civic Center Council Chamber, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine
Contact Name
Contact Phone (530)752-6642
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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the University of California are collaborating on this workshop on managing landscapes during drought, designed for landscape irrigation managers.  The workshop features indoor presentations with accompanying outdoor demonstrations.  Additional complementary resources will be provided to all attendees after the event.  Certificates of attendance are available for attendees who wish to sign up for Irrigation Association or PLANET CEUs.  Also included - 3 hours continuing education “Other” credits from DPR.


  • Understanding precipitation rates (PR) to reduce runoffRoseville Flyer
  • Improving sprinkler distribution uniformity (DU) to reduce water use
  • Improving controller programs during mandatory water restrictions
  • Determining application rates and PR of drip/micro irrigation
  • Understanding soils to reduce runoff or deep percolation
  • Understanding water meters to improve irrigation during drought


Welcome         Ariel De la Paz, City of Irvine
California Drought Update Julie Saare-Edmonds, Dept. of Water Resources
Local Water Supply Update Joe Berg, Municipal Water District of Orange County & Fiona Sanchez, Irvine Ranch Water District
Irrigation Management & Field Exercises Jim Borneman, Ewing Irrigation Products
Resource Information Jim Berg, Municipal Water District of Orange County & Shavonne Mays, Irvine Ranch Water District
Irrigation Management for Urban Trees Loren Oki, University of California Cooperative Extension


Workshop Handouts

Water Rate Handouts