IA-SWAT performance reports for “smart” controllers
Several “smart” controllers have completed IA-SWAT protocol testing and results have been released by the manufacturer. Review the results of these tests.
Additional resources and links to related sites
SWAT-IA Industry Initiative
Smart Water Application Technologies: This document outlines the Irrigation Association's SWAT initiative to identify, research and promote technological innovations and related management practices that advance the principles of efficient water use.
Irrigation Association Certified Professionals
This link will help you find IA-certified irrigation professionals working in your area. Experience and education are the cornerstones to effective water management. In an effort to standardize and improve the level of knowledge and proficiency industry-wide, IA introduced certification in 1983. The program continues to be expanded and updated, in light of increased demand on water resources and the growing focus on water conservation in communities everywhere.
Four IA certifications - Irrigation Contractor, Irrigation Designer, Landscape Irrigation Auditor and Golf Irrigation Auditor - were the first programs to earn the EPA WaterSense label.
Resources for homebuyers
Irrigation Consumer Handbook
This handbook was developed by the Irrigation Association, a non-profit organization supporting water conservation through efficient irrigation, to help property owners through the process of installing, upgrading and maintaining an irrigation system.