COVID-19 Update

The CIA office will remain open during this time, though our employees will be working remotely in accordance with the CDC recommendations to ensure everyone’s well-being and to minimize further spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out via email at [email protected] or phone at 703.536.7080.

To view a list of workplace resources regarding COVID-19, click here. If you would like to share your company's resources, or would like to suggest resources that could help your business or the irrigation industry, email [email protected].

Charlotte Golf Tournament & Continuing Education event - Postponed

The Carolinas Irrigation Association continues to closely monitor the evolving situation related to COVID-19. In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our members and our community, the CIA has decided to reschedule the 2020 Charlotte Golf Tournament and Continuing Education event that was scheduled for Thursday, April 23 at Pine Island Country Club. 

At this time, an alternative date has not yet been identified. Once a suitable date has been selected, everyone will be notified via email. 

Renew your 2020 CIA Associate Membership! 

Thank you to our 2019 associate members. We appreciate your support of the association as well as the Carolinas irrigation industry. We hope you will continue to influence industry friendly legislation and regulations, create educational opportunities in the Carolinas and support the local industry.

As an associate member the core benefits are:

  • associate membership for key contacts in your company.
  • priority registration for annual golf tournaments and Waterpalooza.
  • recognition and link in the CIA quarterly newsletter. (NEW!)
  • recognition and link on the associate page of the CIA website.

To view the complete list of benefits for each membership level, click here.

Your company's CIA Associate membership can be renewed online or by completing the printable registration form.

Irrigation Association's 2019 E3 Program

The Irrigation Association sent 33 exceptional winners to the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Week in Las Vegas, Dec. 2-6, as part of the 2019 Irrigation E3 program. Among the 33 winners were two students and one educator from the Carolinas. The students were William Porterfield from Alamance Community College and Kellan Hamrick from Piedmont Technical College. The educator was Elizabeth Riley, Department Head for Horticulture Technology at Alamance Community College. 

Founded in 2012, the E3 program provides students and educators with exposure, experience and education in the irrigation industry by giving winners the opportunity to take education classes, participate in networking events and discover all that the irrigation industry has to offer on the show floor. 

The IA thanks the 2019 program sponsors! The lead sponsor was The Toro Company with supporting sponsors the Carolinas Irrigation Association and Hunter Industries. 

For more information about the E3 program, visit the IA website

2019 Waterpalooza a success! 

A big thank you to our attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors! 

Thank you to everyone who came out on Wednesday, Oct. 16 for our 2019 Raleigh Golf Tournament at Lochmere Golf Club and Thursday, Oct. 17 for our 2019 Waterpalooza. We enjoyed an afternoon of golf prior to the start of Waterpalooza on Thursday. At Waterpalooza, we enjoyed a full day of irrigation and landscape CEUs, the trade show, our CIA annual meeting and a lot of networking with industry members, friends and peers. 

Congratulations to Patrick Freeman, Hunter Industries, on being awarded the 2019 Ronald Sneed Award!

Pictures from the 2019 event can be found here


Register now for Waterpalooza and the Raleigh golf tournament. 

The CIA's annual Waterpalooza event will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at the McKimmon Center on the NC State Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. We offer a full day of education (irrigation, landscape and IA CEUs are available) along with a trade show and networking. New this year, the CIA will host a fall golf tournament the day before Waterpalooza, Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Lochmere Golf Club in Cary, NC. Learn more about Waterpalooza, pricing and view the schedule of events here

2019 CIA Golf Tournament a success!

Thank you to our attendees, speakers and sponsors!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday, April 25 for our 2019 Charlotte Golf Tournament at Raintree Country Club. We enjoyed a morning of CEU classes and an afternoon of golf. We would also like to thank all of our speakers and sponsors for their generous support of this event. Click here to see the winners of this year's tournament. 

Visit our Flickr album to see all of the photos from this year's event.