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Former ASIC president dies

May 25, 2016By

Ivy Munion, American Society of Irrigation Consultants’ (ASIC) past president, died May 23. She had been fighting cancer for several years. “She was truly a unique individual and will not be forgotten by those who were touched and impacted by her unabashed rambunctious nature and infectious optimism,” ASIC said in a recent release. Munion started in the industry in 1989 as a draftsperson.... read more

Staying current

May 14, 2015By

Revised irrigation best practices focus on sustainability, technology and communication. The irrigation industry is constantly evolving, whether it’s with the release of new equipment or sustainable practices. To provide updated information for landscape irrigation contractors’ changing needs, the Irrigation Association (IA) and American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) released a new version of their Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs)... read more

ASIC dubs Doug Macdonald FASIC

April 15, 2015By

American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) named a new ASIC Fellow (FASIC)—Doug Macdonald, vice president of Aqua Engineering in Fort Collins, Colo. Since the ASIC’s formation in 1970, only 11 individuals have been designated FASIC, including Macdonald. The honor is bestowed to ASIC members in recognition of their contributions to the profession of irrigation consulting. From irrigation design to alternative... read more

ASIC honors Stephen Smith, Linda Davis

March 24, 2015By

The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) is bestowing two prestigious awards at its annual conference April 25-27 in Minneapolis. Stephen Smith, Ph.D., will receive the ASIC Roy Williams Memorial Award, and Linda Davis will be awarded the ASIC 2015 Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award. Owner of Wade Water Photography and Buena Vida Farm in Fort Collins, Colo., Smith has... read more

Vinchesi, Lynch named ASIC Fellows

June 23, 2014By

The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC), named two ASIC Fellows (FASIC) at its annual conference in Portland, Ore.: Irrigation consultants Brian Vinchesi with Irrigation Consulting, in Pepperell, Mass., and Brendan Lynch, with Lynch & Associates, in Annapolis, Md. Vinchesi and Lynch join a group of irrigation practitioners recognized for their leadership, professionalism and commitment to independent irrigation development, design... read more

Can our living landscapes actually do work for us?

May 9, 2011By

By: Ron Hall “Mechanical systems degrade over time while natural systems increase in efficiency over time.” — unknown Jeffrey Bruce, FASLA, GRP, suggests that designers and builders of urban landscapes consider them in a broader context – beyond aesthetics. This means landscapes that, apart from their beauty, solve environmental problems and improve urban ecologies. Since Bruce was speaking at a regional... read more