Advanced Smartscape 2018
ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS IN THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND MANAGEMENT OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS! The Advanced Smartscape Irrigation course builds upon the basic Smartscape course by offering in-depth, technical training for landscape professionals on the design, installation, maintenance, and management of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems in the Sonoran Desert. The course stresses irrigation efficiency and wise water use in turf and other landscapes. It is strongly encouraged that registrants have a basic working knowledge of drip and/or sprinkler irrigation systems prior to taking this class. The Advanced Smartscape Irrigation course features 15 hours of quality education from experts in the green industry. The following hands-on activities are included in the course: • Irrigation audit • Valve & Electrical Troubleshooting • Smart controller programming • Friction loss calculations Presentations will also be made using the latest research-based information regarding sustainable landscaping practices. In a tough economy, such training is valuable to landscaping businesses as competition for customers remains high. Students will receive an Advanced Smartscape training manual and the opportunity to earn Irrigation Association (IA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA) continuing education units. Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona and a chance to market themselves as a Smartscape professional by listing their contact information in the Smartscape Online Directory. The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension sponsor the program with the mission of increasing water use efficiency in landscapes by providing exceptional training to landscape professionals and educating them regarding the critical role they play in the efficient use of water resources. Registration can be completed online at http://bit.ly/SsIrrigation18. Contact Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 827-8206.