Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2018

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80 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Apply for LAF's CSI Program The Landscape A r c h i t e c t u r e Foundation's Case Study Investigation (CSI) program will occur February 4 to August 5, 2019. It is a collaborative program that combines faculty-student research teams with designers to record high-performing projects and their benefits. Select members, known as CSI Research Fellows, will lead the research teams. A $1,000 honorarium and $9,000 will be given to these members in order to support a student research assistant. Design firms can apply with certain projects, which are then selected based on a few factors. Practitioners who take part in CSI can earn up to 20-course equivalency Professional Development Hours through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. Special consideration will be given to projects that exemplify a strong narrative and/or potential for benefits associated with "resilience or diversity, equity and inclusion." Faculty and firms interested in the CSI program are encouraged to apply and must complete applications separate from the design firms. Applications and project proposals are due November 30, 2018. To learn more, visit . 2019 Irrigation Award Nominations Are Now Open The Irrigation Association and the Irrigation Foundation are now accepting award nominations for 2019. The awards and their descriptions are as follows: • Industry Achievement Award – IA's highest honor towards an individual who has contributed significantly to the irrigation industry's development. • Innovator Award – individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry within the last five years. • Vanguard Award – an innovative project in the irrigation industry (by a group of individuals, companies, organizations, etc.). Nominations that are self-made or by peers are acceptable. • Excellence in Education Award – an individual who teaches or has formerly taught on the subjects of irrigation, water managements and/or water conservation in a two or four-year institution. Award nominations are open through January 31, 2019. IA will announce the winners during Smart Irrigation Month's Technology Tuesday on July 9, 2019. The winners will also be recognized at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference next year in Las Vegas, Nevada. IA's 2018 winners of the awards mentioned will be acknowledged at the conference in Long Beach, Calif., on December 6, 2018. To review those winners, visit http://landscapeonline. com/articles/ia-announces-2018-award- winners/30153 . For more information about the nomination process, visit https://tinyurl. com/ycbwawdd . Bringing Water Back to Life Podcast Returns Recently announced, the Irrigation Association's Bringing Water to Life podcast has been revamped. The podcast has undergone many changes to focus more on agricultural, landscape and turf irrigation issues. John Farner, IA government and public affairs director, is hosting the podcast with co-hosts Kristin Smith-Ely, the editor- in-chief of the Irrigation & Green Industry magazine, and Anne Blankenbiller, the editor-in-chief of Irrigation Today. The podcast is programmed to be recorded and released twice every month with each episode about 20 to 25 minutes in length and will be delivered on channels such as iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio and Spotify. "This podcast is a great way to only showcase what the IA is doing to promote efficient irrigation but also bring the latest irrigation news and trends to our listening audience," said IA CEO Deborah M. Hamlin, CAE, FASAE. For more info, visit the website . I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 5 6

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