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Virtual Winter Water Summit
Thursday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. 
Hosted via Zoom

Join the Carolinas Irrigation Association for the first ever virtual Winter Water Summit on Thursday, Feb. 4. The virtual Winter Water Summit offers attendees up to five CEUs and will feature both business and technical courses. 

Please note that these are not online courses that you can do on your own time. You will sign in to a live Zoom broadcast with the instructors. Each course will require sign-in to confirm that you are present during the course to qualify for CEUs.

Virtual Summit Schedule

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Basic Master Planning
Jim Laiche, Water Conservation Business Manager, The Toro Company
NCICLB 11962, 1 Irrigation CEU | 1 IA CEU
This class examines and analyzes site irrigation water sources and projected annual water use and cost. Calculations are covered to determine correct water source sizing based on irrigation needs specific to geographic location. Cistern and retention pond use are included in this class and compared to domestic potable water systems. Annual consumption calculations include costs to operate irrigation systems based on selected water sources. By attending this class, you will learn how to correctly determine the accurate water source and projected impact costs for a site prior to any irrigation design.  

9:30-10:20 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion with NCICLB Leaders 
Steve Hill, New Leaf Associates; Lisa Deubler, NCICLB; and Juliane Bradshaw, State of NC Dept. of Justice
NCICLB 11959, 1 Business CEU | 0.25 IA CEU
The question-and-answer discussion will feature a panel made up of Steve Hill, Lisa Deubler and Juliane Bradshaw. The panelists will take audience questions as they relate to the NCICLB and GS 89G. Attendees can ask questions pertaining to both technical or business topics.

10:30-11:20 a.m.
Irrigation vs. Sprinkler Systems – Two Different Things
Chris Keating, District Sales Manager, The Toro Company
NCICLB 11910, 1 Irrigation CEU | 1 IA CEU
The class will go over the difference between irrigation and the mechanical delivery of it via sprinklers. It will cover how to calculate the water needs of the landscape and provide the necessary irrigation to keep it healthy.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

12:30-1:20 p.m. 
Customer Service for Technicians
Kurt Thompson, Owner, K. Thompson & Associates 
NCICLB 11961, 1 Business CEU | 0.25 IA CEU
Delivering remarkable customer service is not just about doing your job. The competitiveness in todays irrigation service industry has changed the way customers expect to be treated. This 50-minute webinar uses real-world situations to identify the “Ten Commandments of Customer Service” that will provide the framework for delivering the level of service customers LOVE!

1:30-2:20 p.m. 
VFDs: Speed Control for Pumps
Don Davis, Irrigation Business Specialist, SiteOne Landscape Supply
NCICLB 11957, 1 Irrigation CEU | 1 IA CEU
Your automobile has adjustable cruise control, why not your irrigation pump? Unlike a traditional stop-and-go motor, the use of a VFD provides speed control to your pumping system. Attendees will learn how to improve irrigation performance, reduce system component stress, lower operational costs and protect their pump from electrical and hydraulic failures.

Virtual Winter Water Summit Attendee Pricing
Attendees have the opportunity to register for individual courses or register for the entire event at a discount! 

Price per class: 

  • Member: $20
  • Nonmember: $30

Price for all five sessions:  

  • Member: $80
  • Nonmember: $130

Questions? Contact Nicole Preisner at 703.536.7080 or email us at [email protected]