DWR & UC Davis plan landscape water workshop in Fresno

Adapted from a story from www.thebusinessjournal.com
Published on June 11, 2014

As California’s drought heads into the hottest and driest months of water year 2014, the Department of Water Resources and the California Center for Urban Horticulture at UC Davis invite professional landscapers to attend workshops in Fresno June 27 on how to reduce water use through improved system efficiency.

English and Spanish workshops will be conducted in separate sessions and will feature indoor and outdoor demonstrations on understanding precipitation rates to reduce runoff, improve sprinkler distribution uniformity to reduce water use, determine application rates and precipitation rates of drip and micro irrigation, understand soils to reduce runoff or deep percolation and monitor water meters to improve irrigation efficiency.

The Fresno workshops on June 27 will be held at Willow International Community College Center, Academic Center 1 Room 150, 10309 N. Willow Avenue in Fresno. The English session will run from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a session in Spanish from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Registration links are at http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu. Call (530) 752-6642 for information. The $20 registration fee includes an attendance certificate that can be used to obtain Continuing Education Units.