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Maricopa Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation – 2020



November 5, 12, & 19, 2020 from 12-6 pm


Online – ZOOM (Links to be sent to registered participants)


Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation training builds upon the Smartscape course experience with 18 hours of rigorous, in-depth technical training for landscape professionals on the design, installation, and maintenance of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems specific to the Sonoran Desert. The course stresses irrigation efficiency and water wise use in turf and desert landscapes. Attendees should have completed the Smartscape course and have some experience with irrigation.

AMWUA (Arizona Municipal Water Users Association), the Arizona Department of Water Resource, and the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension sponsor the program with the mission of increasing water use efficiency in landscapes by providing exceptional training to landscape professionals and educating them regarding the critical role they play in the efficient use of water resources.

After completing the entire three-class course, students will be able to more efficiently irrigate properties with systems they design, install, and maintain by implementing the techniques and strategies taught in Advanced Smartscape.

Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation delivers high-quality education from experts in the green industry and hands-on activities, including: an irrigation audit, new technologies demonstration, smart controller programming, and friction loss calculations.

Presentations will be made using the latest research-based information regarding sustainable landscaping practices.  In a tough economy, such training is invaluable to landscaping businesses as competition for customers remains high. Students will receive an Advanced Smartscape training manual and the opportunity to earn Irrigation Association (IA) continuing education units and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) continuing education units.

Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona and the opportunity to market themselves as Smartscape Trained Professionals by being listed in the Smartscape Online Directory.

Registration is limited to the first 55 applicants, and to no more than five persons per company

The registration fee for the course (consisting of 3 classes) is $95. Seats are limited and fill fast, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. A service fee is added to all credit/debit card payments. Contact the Program Coordinator, if you wish to pay with a check.

Contact Kirti Mathura, the Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions or concerns or (602) 827-8206.

Completion Requirements

Students must attend all three classes to complete the Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation course.

CEUs Available

Irrigation Association (IA) continuing education units are available, and 15 ISA continuing education units are available through the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.


  • Irrigation Installation & Maintenance

    Doug Donahue, Ewing Irrigation

    Thursday, November 5, 2020

  • Irrigation Design

    Jeff Lee, Town of Gilbert

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Irrigation Management

    Rick Templeton, City of Phoenix

    Thursday, November 19, 2020