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.
Turf and Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices
The Irrigation Association has developed Turf and Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices for policymakers and professionals who must save and extend our water supply while protecting water quality. The BMPs will help key stakeholders—policymakers, water purveyors, designers, installation and maintenance contractors, and consumers—to develop and implement appropriate codes and standards for effective water stewardship.
Oregon Landscape Guidelines
These guidelines, developed by the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association, provide a reference for minimum standards for the industry, a guide for the landscape contractor and as a learning tool for students and employees studying landscape construction.
California Landscape Contractors Association
This CLCA web site provides a good variety of educational resources specifically for California landscape contractors, although others will find this site helpful as well.
Resources for your clients
Hiring a Licensed Landscape Contractor
Tips and guidelines from the California Landscape Contractors Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of licensed landscape and irrigation contractors.