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TAG: Smart Water Application Technologies

Applications open for Irrigation Association’s SWAT awards

December 2, 2019By

Applications for the Irrigation Association’s (IA’s) 2020 Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) awards are now open. These awards are intended to recognize water providers that are moving the needle on outdoor water conservation through stakeholder engagement, education and programs that promote efficiencies in outdoor water use. Cities, counties and utilities involved in programs that promote outdoor water conservation are eligible... read more

A group effort: How organizations are teaming up to promote efficient water management

August 4, 2017By
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Partnerships among agencies that focus on efficient water management are more important than ever. Water shortages continue to impact states throughout the country, a fact that Mary Ann Dickinson, president and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, says should concern everyone. Even states that are typically considered to be water rich are experiencing scarcity issues due to the stress... read more

SWAT releases sprinkler nozzle protocol for public comment

March 27, 2015By

Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) released version 3.2 of the Spray Head Sprinkler Nozzles Performance Characteristics for public comment. Feedback is due April 1. The testing protocol is intended for nozzles that are used in pop-up spray sprinkler bodies and can include both spray and multi-stream, multi-trajectory rotating nozzles. The protocol evaluates nozzle performance based on flow rate and distance of... read more

Michael Dukes receives 2014 Excellence in Education Award

October 2, 2014By

The Irrigation Foundation bestowed its 2014 Excellence in Education Award to Michael Dukes, Ph.D., of the University of Florida (UF). Dukes will receive his award, formally, at the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference in Phoenix during the general session Nov. 20. The Excellence in Education Award recognizes a person who actively teaches irrigation, water management and/or water conservation in... read more

SWAT releases check valve testing protocol, version 2.2

April 1, 2014By

Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) made sprinkler head check valve testing protocol, version 2.2 available for public comment until April 30. The protocol specifies the performance requirements and test methods for sprinkler head check valves intended for operation in irrigation systems. Industry stakeholders were invited to submit public comments to version 2.1 of the protocol last December. Based on the... read more

2 SWAT protocols call for public comment

January 15, 2014By

Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) released two revised testing protocols for public comment: Sprinkler Head Check Valves Version 2.1 and Spray Head Sprinkler Nozzles Performance Characteristics Version 3.0. Both  are open for public comment until Jan. 31. Sprinkler Head Check Valves Version 2.1 specifies the test methods used to validate manufacturer claims for the sprinkler check valves, which reduce or... read more