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Wednesday, Dec. 4

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  |  How to Become a Leader in Water Conservation  |  Russ Jundt and Jake Mathre, Conserva Irrigation  |  1.5 CEUs  |  Landscape
The world continues to suffer from a water waste epidemic, and 1.5 billion gallons of water are wasted daily — on irrigation alone. Learn key stats and figures that show why those in the irrigation industry need to do more in their roles to accomplish water conservation.

11:05 a.m.-11:35 a.m.  |  Regulatory Precipitation Rate Limits: Water Saver or Waster?  |  Ron Wolfarth, Rain Bird Corporation  |  0.5 CEU  |  Landscape
Some writers of standards, codes and voluntary programs have adopted precipitation rate limits as a means of reducing runoff and therefore improving irrigation efficiency. This session will challenge the thinking that precipitation rate limits are the answer and propose alternate solutions for eliminating runoff while improving efficiency.

11:40 a.m.-12:40p.m.  |  Water Hazard Ahead! Assessing Aging Irrigation Systems  |  Phil Dyck, University of Lethbridge  |  1.0 CEU  |  Landscape
The possibility of mainline failures will keep superintendents and managers awake at night. This session will focus on how to assess aging irrigation systems and how to minimize risks. Attendees are encouraged to participate and provide their own best practices.

Thursday, Dec. 5

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  |  IPS Weld-On ECO ASTM D2855 Solvent Cement Welding Seminar  |  Stephen Gardiner, IPS Weld-On  |  1.0 CEU  |  Landscape
Minimizing leak and pipe join failures can increase productivity and profitability within a company. Learn best practices and see a hands-on demonstration of the solvent cement welding process of joining PVC pipe and fittings.

11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m.  |  Know the Facts: H-2A & H-2B Guest Worker Program Updates  |  John Farner, Irrigation Association, and Andrew Bray, National Association of Landscape Professionals  |  0.50 CEU  |  Landscape
Labor issues facing landscape and agricultural irrigation companies are real and a main cause for business and profit losses. Join this interactive discussion about the current status of the H-2A and H-2B programs and how the industry is responding to this labor crisis facing the industry.

(Exhibit hall closes at 3:00 p.m.)