Irrigation audits are performed to collect data, verify systems are working as designed and identify opportunities to improve water-use efficiency. Participants in this course will be trained on the Irrigation Association/ASABE method for irrigation auditing, learning how to gather appropriate site and irrigation system information, identify irrigation components, perform irrigation audits, and calculate a simple schedule. You will also learn about evapotranspiration, plant water requirements, and soil characteristics to inform setting a designated day schedule and a soil moisture bucket schedule.
This class is designed for landscape professionals and will include outdoor sessions performing irrigation audits in the field both days. This also helps prepare one, in conjunction with adequate self-study, for the Certified Irrigation Auditor exam.
Horticulture / Plants
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Students will learn:
How to gather appropriate site and irrigation system information to complete an audit
Identify irrigation components
Set an irrigation schedule taking into account evapotranspiration, plant water requirements and soil characteristics.
Tom Glazener, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, ClLWM
University of Washington Botanic Gardens