Water conservation is more important now than ever and in no place in landscape architecture is it more in the forefront than in irrigation. This webinar focuses on why designers should care about conserving water in landscape irrigation and how it ties into the triple bottom line of the environment, society, and economy for sustainable development. We’ll do this by exploring the biology, mechanics, and engineering behind plant water conservation, implementation methods through irrigation practices and technology, and how the result can be a landscape that uses significantly less water while preserving your intended look as a landscape architect. The talk will conclude with real life water conservation success stories.
Understand the basic scientific processes of the soil-plant-air-continuum (SPAC) and irrigation system used to supplement water
Identify the major irrigation design principles in conserving water in landscape irrigation
Become aware of alternative water sources for irrigation to offset the need for potable water