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Water Wise 2010: Part 3

December 1, 2010By

Prepare for opportunities in water With challenges come opportunities. In terms of water use, the choices facing the Green Industry are that stark: discovering and capitalizing on opportunities in the face of challenges. There are many challenges. In the short term the biggest challenge is the anemic economy, which has taken a big bite out of every industry involved with... read more

Water Wise 2010: Part 2

November 1, 2010By

As water becomes scarce, irrigation certification may be the sales edge that eliminates the competition. And for lessons on using water more efficiently and reclaimed water as a resource, look to California and Arizona.   Certification: The professional edge As water use becomes a bigger issue, certification may be required. A california landscape company placed a bid on a contract with a... read more

Water Wise 2010: Part 1

October 1, 2010By

In this special Water Wise supplement you will learn about Lovett School, an incredible private school in Atlanta that embraces water conservation within its core vision. Also Brian Vinchesi, an irrigation consultant and EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year, shares how to make every irrigation project a winner. Understanding water’s worth We as a society, and especially those of us... read more

Becoming ever water-wiser

October 1, 2010By

Like a wizard, I command water to flow — clean, fresh water. When I turn on the faucet handle in my shower, I expect the water to come out; it does. Technology grants me this shaman-like ability, which I’ve never been without and that I now regard (perhaps like you) as my birthright. It never occurs to me that the... read more

Water Wise 2008: Part 2

September 8, 2008By

By: Ron Hall Committed to a better future FOR MORE THAN 75 YEARS, Rain Bird has focused on developing products, services and technologies that irrigate the world’s crops, landscapes and green spaces in the most effective and efficient manner possible. But applying precise amounts of water with little waste is no longer enough. Each of us must use water responsibly. That’s... read more

Water Wise 2008: Part 1

August 8, 2008By
Graph: Water Wise 2008

Editor’s note: When the rains fail, lawmakers and agencies too often react with watering restrictions or, in the most drastic cases, watering bans rather offering incentives and developing other programs to encourage conservation. That’s been the case in much of the Southeast the past two years, and it’s been a huge challenge to any business involved in the green plant business... read more