What Is Smart Irrigation

February 19, 2021 12:00 pm
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Jim Kauth


Plants need water, whether it’s a green golf course, a vineyard, or almond orchard. Landscape managers and farmers must irrigate their plants, but water has become a more limited, often expensive, resource due to worldwide climate change. 

This is why smart irrigation systems that water more efficiently are becoming more popular.

There is a broad spectrum of smart irrigation technology consumers can benefit from utilizing. Choosing the right technology for the situation is essential to maximize potential water savings. 

Fortunately, on Friday, we have Jim Kauth, President at Aqua Trac in Arizona, helping us navigate smart irrigation. Jim’s water management involvement spans over 20 years, and he is well known in the water management industry as one of the top advisors.

Jim will share his experience and insight on smart irrigation from emitters to smart controllers and best management practices for managing water.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Which smart controllers you should use or recommend to customers
  2. Which smart irrigation products you should use to ensure best management practices on the properties you manage
  3. Day to day, week to week, and month to month process to follow to maximize water savings

This will be an enlightening session, and we look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Jim Kauth


Jim Kauth is a Select Certified Landscape Water Manager (CLWM) and a Select Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA)with the Irrigation Association and the EPA. He’s one of only 95 individuals with the CLWM certification in the United States and 5 in the State of Arizona. Jim is the president of Aqua Trac System, a water management consulting company, that manages billions of gallons of irrigation water throughout Arizona and has saved his clients millions of dollars in its costs. 

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