2022 Waterpalooza Attendee Registration

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
McKimmon Center on NCSU Campus
1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606

Online registration closed Oct. 6.
If you would like to participate, please register on-site.

Join the Carolinas Irrigation Association for the 8th annual Waterpalooza at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on Thursday, Oct. 13. Waterpalooza offers attendees a full day of education with irrigation, landscape and Irrigation Association CEUs available along with a trade show and networking. Earn up to 7 NCICLB Irrigation credits, 1.5 NCICLB Business credits, 1 NCLCLB Landscape credit, and 1 NCLCLB Business credit, 4 Tier 1 IA credits, and 1.0125 Tier 3 IA credits.

Attendee Registration Products Member Nonmember
Early Bird Registration Through 9/15 $119 $139
Regular Registration After 9/15 $139 $159
Additional Staff Registration (10% discount on regular registration) $125.10 143.10
Lunch Only Registration $55 $65


Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

7:30 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

Regulations Regulating Regulation - NCICLB 1 Irrigation credit. IA 1 Tier 1 credit.
Chris Keating, Toro/Irritrol/Unique Lighting
This course will explain and raise awareness of the recent laws sweeping the country that ban the manufacture, sale and installation of conventional spray heads. The laws mandate the use of spray heads with built in pressure regulation. The class will cover the reasons for the laws and explain the purpose of the technology and why it is deemed necessary.

8:30 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

What Do You Mean Drip Irrigation is Inefficient? - NCICLB 1 Irrigation credit. IA 0.25 Tier 3 credit.
Kurt Thompson, K. Thompson & Associates, LLC
While the belief that drip emitters apply water at the highest uniformity of any standard irrigation emission device is accurate, connecting that to the efficiency of drip emitters is not valid. In fact, the efficiency of many, if not most, drip zones in landscape beds is not any better than traditional overhead irrigation. This is mostly the result of not being aware of the science of drip irrigation during design and installation and the neglect of maintaining the components and adjusting the scheduling. Designers, contractors, or managers will understand that uniformity and efficiency while related, are two distinctly different measurements and how they are measured.

9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.

Grow Your Irrigation/Green Industry Business Without Adding Headcount - NCICLB and NCLCLB 1 Business credit. IA 1 Tier 1 credit.
Steve Hill, New Leaf Associates
This course will discuss the various ways irrigation and landscape professional can utilize and implement outsourcing, virtual services, and online services to facilitate expansion of their business in the labor shortage economy.

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Carolinas Irrigation Association Annual Business Meeting - NCICLB 0.5 Business credit. IA 0.0125 Tier 3 credit.
This half-hour presentation and discussion will give updates on legislative issues and priorities as well as general green industry updates and trends that landscape and irrigation contractors alike will find valuable. 

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Trade Show & Lunch - NCICLB 2 Irrigation credits. IA 0.25 Tier 3 credit per hour; maximum 0.5 credit.
Two-hour trade show and networking event featuring industry products and services for the professional contractor. Contractors will get the opportunity to make connections with distributors and manufacturers as well as learn about the latest products and services to better serve the irrigation industry and their companies.

1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

Irrigation Programming Done Right - NCICLB 1 Irrigation credit. IA 1 Tier 1 credit.
Brad Comer, Hunter Industries
This course will discuss irrigation techniques for healthy plant growth and longevity through efficient programming and application of water use. The goal is to provide the plant source with it’s water needs and prevent runoff and water waste. Smart control systems help take the guesswork out, but are we using them to their fullest capacity? 

2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

Why an Irrigation Central Control is a Crucial Tool to Add to Your Business - NCICLB 1 Irrigation credit. IA 0.25 Tier 3 credit.
Greg Goudeau, HydroPoint
Managing water and providing outstanding service to your customers requires being where the water is. Since you can’t physically be there on a 24×7 basis, an irrigation central control is the next best thing. You’ll save time and money, and more effectively manage water and your team.

3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m.

Rainwater Capture, Storage, and Reuse - NCICLB 1 Irrigation and NCLCLB 1 Landscape credits. IA 1 Tier 1 credit.
Don Davis, SiteOne Landscape Supply
North Carolina’s population is growing daily, but what about the water supply? Rainwater capture offers an alternative to irrigating with municipal water sources, providing unique opportunities to the savvy contractor. Learn how to get rainwater from the roof to the rotor and avoid potential pitfalls along the way.


If you have any questions about Waterpalooza, please contact CIA staff at 703.536.7080 or email us at [email protected]