On the agendaWhat to do at a conference that attracts academics, brand reps, and water experts from across the country and features both technical presentations and a ginormous product exhibition? The short answer: everything!
|Opening reception with IrriGators past and present!|
|All chrome errthing!|
|Electric car at an irrigation show? This is how you win!|
|Watering restrictions are not always effective, reports Mackenzie Boyer|
|Camera time with Kansas State's Dr. Isaya Kisekka|
|Making movies with I.A.'s Brent Mecham|
One new development at the I.A. show was the inclusion of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) in the proceedings. While they conducted their own meetings and talks, ARCSA also contributed presentations to I.A. and exhibited all their sundry rainwater collecting devices in a pavilion within the larger product expo.
|In ATX and on that tweet board!|
|From L: Tucson Water, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Austin Water and San Antonio Water on the water purveyor panel|
|Never to busy to share expertise: ValleyCrest's Richard Restuccia contributes to our certification video|
The Water Bloggers were also present and conducted several twitter interviews throughout the conference days. As they are my social mentors, it was a joy reconnecting with them while we each focused on different aspects of the conference.
|Doing work: @theweathermatic interviews @H2Otrends|
On the final conference day, I had a moment to explore the larger city. Only days earlier I had read about the water conservation measures initiated by the University of Texas, Austin campus, and suddenly there I was – surrounded by xeriscape and multi-stream spray heads, etc.